Deputy Head of Mission, Qatar

Jacqueline Lawson-Smith

Jacqueline Lawson-Smith

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Biography

Jacqueline Lawson-Smith OBE took up her appointment as Deputy Ambassador to the State of Qatar in August 2015.

Curriculum vitae

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.