Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Bogotá

Greg Houston

Greg Houston

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Biography

Greg Houston became Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Bogota in February 2018. He was previously Political Counsellor in Rome and has spent much of his career working on European Union related issues with postings in Brussels and as Head of EU Strategy at the FCO in London.

Greg studied International Relations at the University of Bath. He is married with three children.

2018 Bogota, Deputy Head of Mission
2013 – 2017 Rome, Political Counsellor
2011 – 2013 FCO London, Head of EU Strategy
2007 – 2011 UK Representation to the EU in Brussels, First Secretary, EU Budget
2007 UK Representation to the EU in Brussels, Press Spokesperson
2005 – 2006 UK Representation to the EU in Brussels, Second Secretary, Tax and Customs
2005 Joined FCO

Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Bogotá

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.