Jane Owen is currently Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein.
Prior to this she has served in the following areas:
|2014 - 2016||Chief Operating Officer at UK Trade and Investment in London|
|2010 - 2014||HM Ambassador to Norway|
|2006 - 2010||Director, UK Trade and Investment - India, British High Commission, New Delhi|
|2002 - 2006||Director of Trade Promotion, British Embassy, Tokyo|
|1998 - 2001||Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam|
|1996 - 1998||Head of Mediterranean and Asia Section, European Union Department, FCO|
|1993 - 1996||Head of Exports to Japan Unit, Department of Trade and Industry|
|1990 - 1993||Second Secretary (Commercial), British Embassy, Tokyo|
|1988 - 1990||Japanese language training, FCO|
|1987 - 1988||Latin-American Department, FCO|
Jane was educated at Ellerslie School in Malvern, and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA Hons in Russian, French and German). She was born in Bilston in the West Midlands.
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British Ambassador to Switzerland and to Liechtenstein
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
UKTI representative on the Board
- 2015 to 2016
Chief Operating Officer
- 2014 to 2016
British Ambassador to Norway
- 2010 to 2014