Jamie Bowden


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: 5

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)

Previous roles in government

  • British Ambassador to Chile
  • British Ambassador to Oman