Deputy Head of Mission, Austria

Nerys Jones

Nerys  Jones


Nerys assumed her role as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Vienna in December 2017, following a six month secondment to the UN Department of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA).

Before taking up her posting in Vienna, Nerys was Deputy Head of the Human Rights and Democracy Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.She has extensive European experience (overseas and in London), and previously served as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Athens. Nerys has also worked at the British Embassy in Rome; undertaken a temporary attachment to the Governor’s Office in Gibraltar; and studied at the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham.

Nerys holds a BA Hons degree in Modern Languages (German and Italian) and European Studies. She is also accredited as a Chartered Manager by the Chartered Management Institute.

Deputy Head of Mission, Austria

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.