Deputy Head of Mission, Sweden

Peter Ruskin

Peter Ruskin

Biography

Peter Ruskin became Deputy Head of Mission to the British Embassy Stockholm in 2018.

2013 - 2018 First Secretary, British Embassy Berlin Focus on Foreign Policy and Royal Visit Coordination
2010 - 2012 Team Leader, Counter-Terrorism Department Focus on reducing threat from Middle East and Africa
2008 - 2010 Second Secretary, British High Commission Accra Focus on Human Rights and Foreign Policy
2004 - 2008 Second Secretary, British Embassy Oslo Focus on Energy and Climate Change
2002 - 2004 Desk Officer, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Counter Proliferation Department  

Deputy Head of Mission, Sweden

The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor to the Ambassador or High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.