Deputy Head of Mission, Germany

Nick Leake


Nick Leake started his British Embassy Berlin Posting as Counsellor and Head of the EU & Economic Section in August 2014. In September 2017 he took over as Deputy Head of Mission.

Prior to his Post in Berlin he served as High Commissioner to the Republic of Mauritius 2010 - 2014. Nick was also non-resident Chargé d’Affaires in Madagascar and non-resident Ambassador to the Union of the Comoros.

Earlier in his career Nick was also Private Secretary to the Minister for Europe, been seconded to HM Treasury and has been posted to Sofia, Budapest and the UK Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels.

Nick comes from Newcastle in North-East England. He has a law degree from the University of Warwick, including study at the Universities of Saarbruecken (Germany) and Lille (France). He has an MBA from the Open University, and speaks German, Hungarian, French and Bulgarian.

Deputy Head of Mission, Germany

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. British High Commissioner to Mauritius

    • 2010 to 2014