Mark Gooding OBE


Mark has been Director EU (Future Partnership) at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) since 2018. He joined the FCO in 1999 and has spent his career working mostly on Europe and Asia. His recent roles include Deputy Director Europe at FCO, Minister Counsellor (Political) at the British Embassy in Beijing, British Ambassador to Cambodia, British Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary. In his spare time, he enjoys running, music and travelling.

Previous roles in government

  • British Ambassador to Cambodia