Jacqueline Lawson-Smith OBE took up her appointment as Deputy Ambassador to the State of Qatar in August 2015.
|2012 – 2014||FCO, Head of Egypt & Maghreb Department|
|2011 – 2012||Damascus, Deputy Ambassador|
|2011||Muscat, Chargee d’Affaires|
|2009 – 2011||Algiers, Deputy Ambassador|
|2006 – 2009||FCO, Head of Middle East & Africa Section, Counter-Terrorism Department|
|2003 – 2005||Mazar-e Sharif, Political Counsellor, UK Provincial Reconstruction Team|
|2001 – 2003||Sana’a, Deputy Ambassador & Her Majesty’s Consul-General|
|1999 – 2001||Tripoli, Director of Commercial Section|
|1996 – 1999||FCO, Algeria Desk Officer, Near East & North Africa Department|
|1988 – 1995||Dubai, Her Majesty’s Vice-Consul|
|Languages||French, Arabic, Farsi|
|Interests||Private flying, walking, skiing|
Deputy Head of Mission, Qatar
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.