British Ambassador to Bolivia

James Thornton

James Thornton

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Biography

Mr Thornton joined the FCO in 1989. He has had a broad range of jobs, in London and overseas, including Latin America. He served as Head of Political Section in the British Embassy in Mexico City. He was British High Commissioner in Lusaka until August 2015.

His Twitter account is @UKThornton.

Full name James Sebastian Thornton
2012 – 2015 Lusaka, British High Commissioner
2007 – 2011 UKDel OECD, Deputy Head of Mission
2005 – 2007 FCO/DfID Sudan Unit, Deputy Head of Department
2003 – 2004 Abidjan, Deputy Head of Mission
2000 – 2003 Mexico City, Head of Political Section
1997 – 1999 FCO, Head of War Crimes Section, United Nations Department
1995 – 1996 FCO, Permanent Under-Secretary’s Department
1994 – 1995 FCO, North Africa Desk Officer, Near East and North Africa Department
1992 – 1994 Algiers, Second Secretary Political/Economic/Commercial
1991 UKMis New York
1990 – 1991 FCO, Non-Nuclear Energy Desk Officer, Environment, Science and Energy Department
1989 Joined FCO

British Ambassador to Bolivia

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.