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

Miriam Shearman

Miriam Shearman

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Biography

Miriam is a career diplomat. Before coming to Geneva she was Director of Corporate Services for Her Majesty’s Government in New York. Her career has focussed mainly on the European Union, the Commonwealth, Japan and the Middle-East. She has a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and has lived in France, Japan, Nigeria, Uganda and the United States of America.

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.