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


  1. To lead is to inspire
  2. UK is here to stay
  3. British ambassador to Montenegro opens ELTAM Conference
  4. British ambassador to Montenegro speaks at 9th National Anti-Corruption Conference
  5. British ambassador to Montenegro speaks at Western Balkans IPA conference
  6. "Better schools, better results, better future" conference in Montenegro
  7. UK supports media self-regulation in Montenegro