Jonathan Sinclair is the Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. He was previously the British High Commissioner to New Zealand from August 2014 until January 2018.
Jonathan joined the UK Foreign Office in 1996 after completing a Masters in International Relations and short stints in media and tourism. He has previously served in India and the USA and, in London, has done a wide range of roles where foreign and domestic policies and politics intersect, including on Europe, national security, and trade and investment.
|Full name:||Jonathan William Rossiter Sinclair LVO|
|Married to:||Helen Sinclair|
|Children:||One son, two daughters|
|2013||National Policy Adviser, UK Trade and Investment|
|2011 – 2013||FCO, Head, Intelligence Policy Department|
|2009 – 2011||FCO, Deputy Head, HR-Recruitment and Promotion|
|2005 – 2009||Washington, Head of Political Team|
|2002 – 2004||FCO, Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary|
|2002||FCO, Head, European Communities Team|
|2000 – 2002||New Delhi, First Secretary (Political–Military)|
|1999 – 2000||New Delhi, Second Secretary (Political)|
|1996 – 1998||FCO, European Union Department (Internal)|
Principal Private Secretary
The Principal Private Secretary (PPS) has responsibility for managing the Secretary of State’s Private Office.
Previous roles in government
British High Commissioner to New Zealand
- 2014 to 2018