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|
British Ambassador to Bolivia
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