Jonathan Drew presented his credentials to the President of the Republic on 19 August 2014. He is also non-resident Ambassador to the Union of the Comoros.
Jonathan joined the FCO in 1993, after completing a BSc (Economics) at the London School of Economics and an MA at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). He has served in a number of overseas positions, including as Deputy British Representative to East Timor, Deputy High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea and Head of the Political Military Team at the British Embassy in Kabul. In London he has been Deputy Head of the Counter Terrorism Assistance Team, Head of the West Africa Section and most recently Deputy Head of Africa Department, where he worked on a broad range of commercial, security and conflict issues.
Jonathan was awarded the MBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2009. He is accompanied on his posting by his spouse, Grant Suckling, and enjoys reading history books and hill walking in his free time.
British High Commissioner to Mauritius
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