British Deputy High Commissioner, Cyprus

Mr Ian Whitting OBE


Full name: Ian Robert Whitting

Married to: Tracy Gallagher

Children: Two daughters, Isobel and Olivia

Previous postings

2013 - 2017 Her Majesty´s Ambassador, Podgorica
2008 - 2012 Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Reykjavik
2003 - 2008 Athens, Deputy Head of Mission / Consul General
2002 - 2003 FCO, Assistant Director EU Affairs
1998 - 2002 FCO, Deputy Head Africa Department FCO
1997 - 1998 FCO, Conference Media Coordinator
1994 - 1997 Abidjan, Deputy Head of Mission,
1972 - 1997 Overseas postings including Dublin, Moscow, Athens, Tunis and Cairo.

British Deputy High Commissioner, Cyprus

In some countries, the Deputy High Commissioner leads a subordinate office to the High Commission in another major city. The Deputy High Commissioner fulfils a similar role to a Consul General, representing the UK government and typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Montenegro

    • 2013 to 2017


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