Deputy Head of Mission, Kyrgyzstan

Richard Dewell



Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Bishkek since May 2015.

Richard is responsible for the efficient running of the Embassy and for deputising for the Ambassador in his absence. In addition, Richard is Her Majesty’s Consul to the Kyrgyz Republic.

Richard joined the FCO in 2000, and has served overseas in Tallinn, New York, the Pitcairn Islands, Geneva and Brussels. He is also a qualified accountant.

Deputy Head of Mission, Kyrgyzstan

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.