Ms Stanton joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1990, and during the 1990s served in Tokyo, Abuja, Accra, Abidjan, Rabat, Doha, Damascus, Hong Kong, Manila, Los Angeles and Nagano, Japan (as Attachée for the 1998 Winter Olympics). In 2006, Ms Stanton became Deputy Ambassador in Ljubljana, and in 2009 Ms Stanton was appointed the British High Commissioner to Malta. Whilst in Malta, she played a key role in the evacuation of British and foreign nationals from Libya in 2011, and was awarded an OBE. She attended the senior leadership course at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 2012-13, attaining an MA in International Security and Strategic Studies. Ms Stanton went on to lead on nuclear issues in the cross-Whitehall Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Unit until 2016. She is now Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Brasilia.
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Brasilia
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.