Deputy Head of Mission to Indonesia and Timor Leste

Juliet Maric Capeling OBE

Juliet Maric Capeling OBE

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Biography

Juliet spent the early part of her career in the private sector, working for BT for almost ten years and then as a freelance consultant in IT programme management with a specialism in contact centres. She held a number of senior private sector appointments such as Head of IT for Shell Gas and Client Services Director for Kingston Communications before joining the Foreign Office.

Juliet’s public sector career includes Head of Post and British Consul in Alicante, the Foreign Office’s busiest consulate, and two years as the Head of Strategy, Design and Change on the Home Office’s Immigration Case Working programme. She then took on the role as Head of the Crisis Management Department in London in December 2011 where she lead the Foreign Office response to 34 crises including: the In Amenas and Westgate centre terrorist attacks; the sinking of the Costa Concordia; the shooting down of flight MH17; typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the evacuations of British Nationals from South Sudan, Gaza and Libya. She was awarded an OBE by her Majesty the Queen in the Birthday Honours List 2014 for her work supporting British Nationals overseas in times of crisis. She took up her current post as Deputy Head of Mission in Jakarta in March 2015.

She is married to Vincent and has three grown up children. She has a BSc in Psychology with post graduate studies in Child Brain Development. She speaks six languages and likes good food, travel and reading in her spare time. She is also a passionate advocate for disability rights.

Deputy Head of Mission to Indonesia and Timor Leste

The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor to the Ambassador or High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.