Mr Mike Cowin joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1988. He is a member of the FCO Research Cadre, covering Korea and Japan, and has previously served in Tokyo and Seoul. Before taking up his job in Pyongyang, he had spent five years focused predominantly on DPRK-related work in the Pacific Department in London.
Previous roles in government
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
- 2010 to 2014