Harriet King


Harriet King


Harriet King has been Deputy Head of Mission since June 2014, having joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 2002, and has been based in London for the majority of her career so far. She is married with two children.

06/14 – Present Deputy Head of Mission, Dakar, Senegal

02/14 -06/14 Full time French Language Training (Institut Francais, London and Langue Onze, Toulouse)

02/13 – 12/13 Sahel Task Force, Africa Directorate

03/11 – 02/12 Egypt Desk Officer, Middle East and North Africa Department.

09/09 – 02/10 Head of Operations Team, Crisis Management Department

05/07 – 09/09 Head of Stakeholder Management Team, Crisis Management Department.

01/06 – 05/07 Rapid Deployment Team Co-ordinator, Crisis Management Department

05/05 – 01/06 Assistant Board Secretary, Strategic Policy Team, Strategy Group

04/04 – 05/05 Desk Officer, Innovation Team, Strategy Group

10/02 – 04/04 Visits Officer, Conference and Visits Group

Other information

• Masters Degree in German (Honours) – University of Edinburgh (1998-2002), (including year studying at Humboldt University, Berlin). • Fluent French and German. • Spent a year as a teacher in a rural school in Zimbabwe (1997-98).

Previous roles in government

  • Deputy Head of Mission, Dakar