Deputy Head of Mission, Banjul

Gregor O'Gorman


Gregor O’Gorman was appointed 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 – Present: Banjul, Chief of Staff to the British Ambassador to The Gambia

2013: Banjul, Photographer & Website Designer/Developer

2012: Banjul, Social Protection Consultant

2012: Banjul, Professional Volunteer

2006 - 2011: London, Team Manager

2005: Dublin, Project Worker

2004: Palmerston North, Residential Social Worker

2000 – 2003: Palmerston North, Graduated, Massey University, BEd & PGDipEd

1994 - 1999: Sydney, Wellington, Dublin, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor.

Deputy Head of Mission, Banjul

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