Dr Peter Abbott has been Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Lisbon since March 2014.
Before being posted to Portugal, Peter covered West Africa with a particular focus on Mali and the Sahel. Prior to this, he led the Government’s review of the UK counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, based in the Office for Security and Counter-terrorism at the Home Office. This followed a posting to the British Embassy in Washington where he was Private Secretary to the Ambassador.
Peter is married with two sons son and one daughter.