Richard Ridout. MBE has 15 years experience working on international foreign and domestic policy issues, including political, economic and Prosperity issues, Climate Change and Energy, Security and Counter-Terrorism, Justice and Home Affairs and EU development support. He has previously worked in China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Deputy Head of Mission, Switzerland
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.