Deputy Head of Mission, Montenegro

Gavin Vessey

Gavin  Vessey



Gavin became Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Podgorica in May 2016. Previously he was Political Secretary in the British Embassy Seoul (2011-15) covering inter-Korean relations and North Korean issues. In London, Gavin has worked in the FCO’s Near East Department on Middle East Peace Process policy, and also in the Corporate Services Reform Programme.

Prior to joining the FCO, Gavin worked for five years in International Banking for Lloyds Banking Group including roles in the UAE, Spain and Paraguay. Outside of work, Gavin enjoys travelling with his family, sport and photography.

Deputy Head of Mission, Montenegro

The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor to the Ambassador or High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.