Owen Jenkins became the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in February 2015. He also remains the FCO Director for South Asia and Afghanistan, a position he took up in October 2014.
He joined the FCO in 1991 and has had a number of postings in London and abroad during his 24-year diplomatic career. His most recent overseas posting was as a Counsellor at the British High Commission in India, in a role which included a significant regional element. He has previously served at British embassies in Turkey and Argentina and at the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels.
Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Special representatives use their expertise to develop a greater coherent effort in making sure that the FCO works closely and effectively with foreign powers.