Deputy Head of Mission, Slovakia

Kimberly Gillingham

Kimberly  Gillingham

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Biography

Kimberly Gillingham has been Deputy Head of Mission in Bratislava since January 2016. She joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2013 and was previously based in London where she was the Deputy Head of the EU Institutions team from 2013-15.

Kimberly started her career as a member of the Home Office, working in the Home Secretary’s Office, before moving to the Department of Education where she worked as an Assistant Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Schools and Learners, and on the development of Free Schools and Academies’ policy.

Deputy Head of Mission, Slovakia

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.