Jonathan Allen took up his post as the British Ambassador to Bulgaria in February 2012. Before that, he was Head of the East Africa and Great Lakes Department of the FCO.
Prior to that Jonathan established and led RICU, a cross-Government Counter-Terrorism communications unit, and was Assistant Director in the Home Office’s International Directorate with responsibility for Bulgarian and Romanian entry into the EU.
He began his career on EU issues and has been posted to Cyprus and Brussels, where he was Government Spokesman during the UK Presidency in 2005.
Jonathan is married to Elizabeth Patricia, and has two children.
Previous roles in government
British Ambassador to Bulgaria
- 2012 to 2015
- 9 October 2014
- 3 September 2013
- 11 April 2013