Director of the Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit

Jane Marriott OBE

Biography

Jane Marriott is the Director of the Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit, a cross-Whitehall body established in April 2016.

Jane joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2001, following roles in the Cabinet Office and Home Office. She most recently served as joint FCO Director for the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to that, she was Ambassador to Sana’a, Yemen (2013-15). She was Deputy and Acting Ambassador to Tehran; was an adviser to the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke; had two postings to Iraq, one to Afghanistan and started in the FCO as head of the FCO’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Team.

She was appointed OBE in 2004 for services in Al Amara, Iraq.

Director of the Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit

The Director of the Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit (JICTU) is responsible for the overall design of the UK’s international counter-terrorism strategies, working with cross-Whitehall and international stakeholders.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Yemen

    • 2013 to 2015