Director, Europe

Hugh Elliott


Hugh is the Director of Europe 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, Europe

Leading, with the other Europe Director, our European network (over 50 posts) to promote our interests in Europe, bilateral and regional, security and economic.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director of Communication

    • 2013 to 2017