Jeff Glekin became Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Bogota in January 2015. He was previous Deputy Head of Commercial and Economic Diplomacy Department in London. Jeff spent four years as the Deputy Head of Mission in Mumbai from 2007-2011. He was the India columnist for Reuters Breakingviews and has been published in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, El País and the Globe and Mail. Before joining the FCO he spent four years in HM Treasury. He has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Bogotá
The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor to the Ambassador or High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.