Olivier Evans took up his position as Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor at the British Embassy in Mexico City in September 2015. From September 2014 to April 2015 Mr Evans was the Head of International and European Affairs in UK for Aviva PLC, an insurance and financial services FTSE100 company. He is a diplomat who most recently worked as the speechwriter for President Jose Manuel Barroso. After studying at Peterhouse, Cambridge University and the LSE, Olivier worked in journalism, marketing and in the Ministry for Health. He joined the FCO in 2001 and has worked on European and Latin American issues, notably as Europe Adviser to the Coalition Government and as Head of the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico Directorate.
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Mexico City
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.