Lisa Barrett joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 2006, and arrived in Pyongyang as Deputy Head of Mission in August 2017. She has previously served in Guatemala City, and most recently in the FCO’s Climate Diplomacy team.
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.