British Ambassador to Oman

Jonathan Wilks

Jonathan Wilks

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Biography

Full name:Jonathan (Jon) Paul Wilks CMG.

  • 10/14 - present Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman

  • 05/12 - 10/14 UK Special Representative for Syria

  • 10/10 - 12/11 Ambassador to Yemen

  • 06/09 - 07/10 Deputy Head of Mission, Baghdad

  • 04/07 - 04/09 British Government’s Regional Arabic Spokesman, Dubai

  • 02/05 - 03/07 Deputy Head Security Policy Group, FCO

  • 02/04 - 02/05 Deputy Head Iraq Policy Unit, FCO

  • 04/03 - 11/03 Deputy Head, British Office, Baghdad

  • 10/02 - 04/03 Seconded to Cabinet Office Assessments Staff

  • 10/96 - 04/99 First Secretary (Economics), Riyadh

  • 12/93 - 09/96 Second Secretary (Political/Media), Khartoum

  • 09/91 - 06/93 Full Time Arabic Study in London and Cairo

  • 04/90 - 09/91 Assistant Desk Officer, Iran

  • 09/89 Joined FCO

Education

  • 2000 MA in Middle East Politics, Durham

  • 2002 MPhil in International Relations, St Antony’s College, Oxford

  • 2012 Higher Command and Staff Course, Military Staff College, Shrivenham

British Ambassador to Oman

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.