Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Luanda

Matthew Shouler


Matthew Shouler is Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Angola. Matthew has served in the Royal Navy in Sierra Leone, East Asia, and the Arabian Gulf, in the diplomatic service in London, Beijing, Jerusalem and Riyadh, and in the Cabinet Office for the UK’s G8 Presidency. He is a graduate of Oxford University, Britannia Royal Naval College and the European Diplomatic Programme, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

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Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Luanda

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.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission to Guinea

    • 2014 to 2014