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.
Previous roles in government
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Brasilia
- 2017 to 2017