British Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa

Mr Ben Llewellyn-Jones OBE

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Biography

Ben Llewellyn-Jones started his role as Deputy Head of Mission to South Africa on 8 August 2017. He is married to Laura Llewellyn-Jones and they have two young children.

Professional Career

Period Position
August 2017 - Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission, South Africa
July 2014 - July 2017 Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Abuja (Nigeria)
Jan 2011 - Jan 2014 British High Commissioner (Rwanda), non-resident Ambassador (Burundi)
Jan 09 - Nov 10 Deputy Head, Climate Change and Energy Group, UK Foreign Office (London)
Jan 07 - Dec 08 Deputy Head, Zimbabwe Unit, UK Foreign Office (London)
March 06 - Dec 06 Head, Third Country Relations Team, UK Home Office (London)
July 04 - Feb 06 First Secretary, for Police and Organised Crime policy, UK Permanent Representation (embassy) to the EU (Brussels, Belgium)
April 02 - June 04 Second Secretary, for Police and Drugs policy, UK Permanent Representation (embassy) to the EU (Brussels, Belgium)
Jan 02 - March 02 Press Officer for International Affairs, Press Office, UK Home Office (London)
Sept 00 - Dec 01 Desk Officer, EU and International Affairs team, UK Home Office (London)

Ben was awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM the Queen in 2009. He enjoys sport (rugby, boxing), walking, and reading stories to his children.

British Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa