Kim Gould MBE joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1996.
She has previously served in Abidjan, Asmara and Dushanbe. Before taking up her job in Pyongyang she had spent two years on Afghanistan-related work in Afghanistan Department in London.
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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.