British Ambassador to Paraguay

Matthew Hedges


Mr Matthew Hedges was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Paraguay in August 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Matthew James Hedges

2015 – 2016 Princeton University, Master in Public Policy – International Relations
2012 – 2015 Rangoon, Deputy Head of Mission
2009 – 2012 Tokyo, Head of Political Section
2008 – 2009 Turks & Caicos Islands, Head of Governor’s Office
2006 – 2008 House of Commons, International Development Select Committee, Senior Clerk
2005 Basra, Head of Chancery
2005 – 2006 FCO, Team Leader, EU Constitutional Treaty/Future of Europe, EU Directorate
2001 – 2005 Rabat, Second Secretary Political
2000 UK Mission to the UN in New York, Adviser
1999 – 2000 FCO, Desk Officer, NATO Enlargement, Security Policy Department
1999 Joined FCO

British Ambassador to Paraguay

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Rangoon

    • 2012 to 2015