Deputy Head of Mission, Governor's Office Hamilton

Ginny Ferson

Ginny Ferson

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Biography

Ginny is a career diplomat who joined the Diplomatic Service in 1987 having worked previously for Leicestershire County Council and the UK Immigration Service.

She has served in a number of roles in various overseas postings, most notably as Deputy Governor of Pitcairn while she was simultaneously First Secretary at the British High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand and then subsequently British Consul-General in Auckland, New Zealand.

Ginny has also served in Mauritius, Luxembourg, South Korea and Pakistan and has worked on UN, Consular and Information Technology issues within the FCO in London.

Deputy Head of Mission, Governor's Office Hamilton

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.