Peter Hughes began his diplomatic career in 1985 as Desk Officer in Defence Department and has served overseas in Australia, the Caribbean, South Asia, Afghanistan and North East Asia. Peter took up his appointment as High Commissioner to Belize in August 2013. 2011 – 2013 FCO, Human Resources Directorate 2008 – 2011 Pyongyang, Her Majesty’s Ambassador 2005 – 2007 Kabul, Counsellor (Political/Military) 2001 – 2005 Colombo, Deputy High Commissioner 1998 – 2001 Castries, Resident British Commissioner 1994 – 1998 FCO, Head of Korea Section, Far Eastern & Pacific Department 1989 – 1994 Sydney, Consul (Commercial) 1987 – 1989 FCO, Personnel Operations Department 1985 – 1987 FCO, Defence Department
British High Commissioner to Belize
The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.