Peter Bateman


Peter Bateman appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan in January 2011. He took up his duties on 13 October 2011 when President Ilham Aliyev accepted his credentials.

Mr. Bateman joined the Foreign and Commenwealth Office (FCO) in 1984 and has served in Tokyo (twice); Berlin, La Paz and Luxembourg. He has also spent time on secondment to the private sector as Deputy Chief Executive of the body charged with promoting the City of London overseas (International Financial Services London)

Curriculum vitae

  • Full name: Peter Bateman
  • Married to: Andrea Bateman (nee Subercaseaux)
  • Children: Three
  • 2007-2011 Luxembourg, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
  • 2005-2007 La Paz, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
  • 2003-2005 Secondment to City of London as Deputy Chief Executive, International Financial Services London
  • 1998-2002 Tokyo, Director Trade and Investment
  • 1993-1997 British Embassy Berlin Office, Head of Commercial Section
  • 1991-1993 FCO, Head, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Section
  • 1991 FCO Spokesperson (Africa and Consular beat)
  • 1987-1990 Tokyo, First Secretary Political
  • 1985-1987 Full-time Japanese language training
  • 1984-1985 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), East Africa Department
  • 1984 Joined FCO

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Azerbaijan

    • 2011 to 2013