John Kittmer


John was appointed Director of Overseas Territories at the FCO in December 2016. In that role, he holds office as Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory and Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory. He has a broad range of experience across government having worked previously in the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Cabinet Office, the Department for Education & Employment (DfEE), as well as the Foreign Office (FCO).

Previous roles in government

  1. Director, Overseas Territories

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Commissioner, British Antarctic Territory

    • 2016 to 2017
  3. British Ambassador to Greece

    • 2013 to 2016


  1. Commemoration of the Battle of Navarino
  2. Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday