Nicola joined the FCO in 1999, escaping her previous career as a lawyer. Her first overseas posting was as a “World Wide Floater” serving in over 15 Embassies throughout Africa, South/Central America and the Middle East in a diverse range of roles including Post accountant and Ambassador. She then spend three years in New Delhi where she set up an ran an FCO pilot Programme Management Unit. Back in London Nicola worked on Conventional Arms Controls and UN Peacekeeping and also served as the FCO’s Board Secretary and as Human Resources Head of Recruitment and Promotion Unit.
Nicola is currently Deputy Head of the UK Delegation to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.
Nicola is married and has one son.
Deputy Head of UK Delegation to the OSCE, Vienna
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.