James Bryce is Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Athens and has been a member of the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office since the 1990s.
His last assignment overseas was in Beijing as the Chief Operating Officer of the UK trade and investment team in China, the largest such team in the UK diplomatic network. Before that James has lived and worked in Mumbai, Guangzhou, the Islamic world, and Rome.
When working in London, James has specialised in policy regarding the European Union, and economic matters. He began his career working for HM Treasury.
James speaks Greek
Deputy Head of Mission, Greece
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.