Deputy Head of Mission, The Gambia

Gregor O'Gorman


Gregor O’Gorman was appointed Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Banjul in October 2014. He is a New Zealander who studied at Massey University and upon graduating spent several years working in the areas of child protection and education.

Career history

  • 2014 to the present: Banjul, Chief of Staff to the British High Commissioner to The Gambia
  • 2013: Banjul, Photographer & Website Designer/Developer
  • 2012: Banjul, Social Protection Consultant
  • 2012: Banjul, Professional Volunteer
  • 2006 to 2011: London, Team Manager
  • 2005: Dublin, Project Worker
  • 2004: Palmerston North, Residential Social Worker
  • 2000 to 2003: Palmerston North, Graduated, Massey University, BEd & PGDipEd
  • 1994 to 1999: Sydney, Wellington, Dublin, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor.

Deputy Head of Mission, The Gambia

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. Chief of Staff

    • 2014 to 2016