British Consul General in Chicago

John Saville


Mr John Saville was appointed Her Majesty’s Consul General for Chicago in November 2017.

He joined the FCO in 1981 and has had a range of Diplomatic Service appointments including as Deputy Head of Mission in Cuba and as High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam. His most recent appointment was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name John Donald William Saville
Married to Fabiola Moreno de Alboran
Children 1 daughter
2017 - present Chicago, Her Majesty’s Consul General
2014 - 2017 Her Majesty’s Ambassador to The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
2013 - 2017 Department for International Trade (DIT), Acting Managing Director
2010 - 2013 DIT, Director Asia, Global High Growth, Markets and Mass Transport
2009 - 2010 Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Head, Climate Change Project, Climate Change Department
2005 - 2009 Bandar Seri Begawan, High Commissioner
2004 FCO, Head, WMD Review Unit
2000 - 2003 Havana, Deputy Head of Mission
1998 - 2000 FCO, Head of Commonwealth and Burma Section, South East Asia Department
1995 - 1998 Vienna, First Secretary
1991 - 1994 FCO, Non Proliferation Department
1988 - 1991 Warsaw, Second Secretary, later First Secretary
1985 - 1988 FCO, Southern European Department
1983 - 1985 Jakarta, Third Secretary, later Second Secretary
1981 - 1982 FCO, Desk Officer, Southern Africa Department
1981 Joined the FCO

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British Consul General in Chicago

The Consul General is the senior UK official in a Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy or High Commission, usually located in another major city. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Venezuela

    • 2014 to 2017