British High Commissioner to New Zealand

Jonathan Sinclair LVO

Jonathan Sinclair LVO

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Biography

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.

CURRICULUM VITAE

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)
1996 Joined FCO

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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.