Deputy Head of Mission, France

Gill Fraser


Curriculum Vitae Ms Gill Fraser, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Paris

Gill Fraser was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in Scotland and has been a member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since 2002. Prior to joining the FCO, she worked for the BBC as a Policy Advisor and later in her Majesty’s Treasury.

Gill has worked on a number of high profile Foreign Policy dossiers including as Deputy Head of Mission in Tripoli from 2012-2013 and as Deputy Head of the Afghanistan department at FCO London.

Gill also has a breadth of experience in EU and economic posts, previously working as Chargé d’Affaires at the British Embassy in Bratislava and as Head of the Economic and Social Affairs team in The Hague.

Gill joined the British Embassy in Paris in July 2016 after 18 months working in Human Resources in the FCO in London.

In addition to French, Gill speaks fluent Dutch.

Deputy Head of Mission, France

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.

Previous roles in government

  1. Chargé d’Affaires, British Embassy Bratislava

    • 2013 to 2014