Director for Defence and International Security

Peter Jones

Biography

Peter Jones has been Director for Defence and International Security at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office since April 2014.

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.

Before becoming Director for Defence and International Security, Peter served as British High Commissioner to Ghana and non-resident Ambassador to Togo and Burkina Faso. Prior to that, he was Director for Migration at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Director for Defence and International Security

The Director for Defence and International Security is responsible for leading the FCO’s work in a broad range of areas including NATO, European defence and security, global security partnerships, counter-proliferation, arms control and arms exports, as well as for helping to deliver the vision set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review of a secure and prosperous United Kingdom, with global reach and global influence.

Previous roles in government

  1. British High Commissioner to Ghana

    • 2011 to 2014