Peter Abbott


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.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission, Portugal