Mrs Jacky Perkins joined the FCO in 1989 after studying German and Russian at the University of Cambridge and taking a Masters degree in International Relations at the University of Notre Dame in the United States. She has had previous diplomatic postings in Bahrain, Cairo and Abu Dhabi, and has worked in a number of departments in the FCO in London. She took up her post as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Kuwait in July 2013.
Mrs Perkins is married with two children.
As Deputy head of Mission, Mrs Perkins is acting as Chargé d’Affaires to the State of Kuwait during a gap between Ambassadors.
|2011 – 2013||Middle East and North Africa Directorate, FCO|
|2008 – 2010||Strategy Unit, FCO|
|2003 – 2008||First Secretary, British Embassy, Bahrain|
|1999 – 2003||Head of Political, Economic and Development Section, British Embassy, Cairo|
|1997 – 1999||European Union Department, FCO|
|1995 – 1996||West European Department, FCO|
|1992 – 1995||Second Secretary, British Embassy, Abu Dhabi|
|1990 – 1992||Full Time Arabic Language Training, London and Cairo|
|1989 – 1990||East Africa Department, FCO|
Deputy Head of Mission to Kuwait
The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor to the Ambassador or High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.