Director, Americas

Kara Owen


Kara is the Director, Americas at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She has held this role since August 2016.

Before becoming Director, Americas, Kara was most recently Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Paris. Previous roles include:

  • Head of Diversity and Equality at the FCO (2009 to 2011)
  • Deputy Head of Mission in Hanoi (2005 to 2009)
  • Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (2003 to 2005)

Director, Americas

The Director is responsible for UK policy towards the Americas, and for overseeing the Americas Network’s contribution to the achievement of the UK’s objectives in that region.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission, France

    • 2012 to 2016