Peter Jones has been Chief Operating Officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since May 2017.
Peter joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1985 and has served in Vienna, Bonn, Rome and Accra, and in a range of policy and other roles in London.
Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, Peter was Director for Defence and International Security at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 2014 to 2017. Before that, he served as British High Commissioner to Ghana and non-resident Ambassador to Togo and Burkina Faso 2011 to 2014. From 2009 to 2011 he was Director for Migration at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.