Jonathan Sinclair 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)|
British High Commissioner to New Zealand
The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.