Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva

Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews

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Biography

Mark Matthews, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva

Mark is an Arabist who has combined multilateral work (in Brussels, The Hague and now Geneva) with postings to the Middle East (Libya and the United Arab Emirates).

Immediately prior to Geneva, Mark was Deputy Head of Iran Department in the FCO, working on the Iranian nuclear issue and the UK relationship with Iran.

He was Deputy Special Representative to the National Transitional Council in Libya in late 2011; and Deputy Ambassador to Libya from 2007 to 2010.

He was UK Alternate Representative to the Chemical Weapons Convention in The Hague from 2003 to 2007.

He was Foreign Office Spokesperson for the Middle East and North Africa from 2000 to 2003.

Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva

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.