Director of Communication

Hugh Elliott

Hugh Elliott

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Biography

Hugh is the Director of Communication at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

He was previously Head of Government Relations at Anglo American plc, a diversified global mining company, where he worked for nearly 7 years and was responsible for setting up the Government Relations function across the business.

Prior to joining Anglo American, Hugh served in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in a variety of roles in London and British Embassies overseas, including in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Paris. He was Chairman of Canning House, the UK’s centre for Latin America, from 2009 to 2012.

Director of Communication

The Director of Communication oversees the FCO’s media and digital operations, delivery of priority campaigns, internal communication and public diplomacy. The Director is Head of Profession, with responsibility for ensuring high quality communication across the FCO’s global network.

The Director has lead responsibility in the FCO for Chevening and Marshall scholarship schemes and for relationships with the British Council and Wilton Park, both arms-length bodies of the FCO, and with the BBC World Service.