Piers Craven joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2005, and has since been posted to Egypt, Sudan and Vietnam, in roles covering political, communications and commercial work. Piers is married with one son.
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Quito
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.