British Ambassador to Chile

Jamie Bowden


Mr Jamie Bowden was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Chile in June 2018.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: James Nicholas Geoffrey Bowden

Married to: Sarah Bowden

Children: Five

2017 Full time Spanish language training (London and Santiago)
2014 - 2017 Deputy Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales
2011 - 2014 Muscat, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2006 - 2011 Bahrain, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2003 - 2006 Kuwait, Deputy Head of Mission with additional role on detachment as Deputy Head of Mission in Baghdad (six months)
2000 - 2003 GCHQ with additional roles between 2001-2002 as Deputy Head, Afghanistan Emergency Unit in London and Deputy Head of Mission in Kabul (three months each)
1999 Riyadh, First Secretary (Economic and Commercial)
1996 - 1999 Washington, First Secretary (Political - covering Middle East affairs and counter terrorism policy)
1993 - 1996 FCO, Head of Political Section, UN Department
1991 - 1993 Khartoum, Second Secretary (Political and Information)
1990 Aden, Deputy (later Acting) Consul-General
1988 - 1990 Full-time Arabic Language Training (London and Cairo)
1987 FCO, Desk Officer, Republic of Ireland Department
1986 Joined FCO
1979 - 1986 British Army officer (The Royal Green Jackets)

British Ambassador to Chile

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.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Oman

    • 2011 to 2014


  1. Annual meeting of the Corporate Leaders Group Chile Chapter
  2. Launch of 2018 Business and Sustainability Programme in Chile