Deputy Head of Mission, Germany

Robbie Bulloch


Robbie Bulloch took up office as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Berlin in December 2017. Prior to that, he had served from 2015 to 2017 as Private Secretary to the Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

His previous roles in London have included Deputy Head, Crisis Management Department, FCO; Head of EU Bill and Parliament Section, EU Constitution Team, FCO; and Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister.

He completed overseas postings as Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives from 2011 to 2014; and as First Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs at the British Embassy in Madrid from 2007 to 2011.

Robbie Bulloch joined the civil service as a fast stream entrant in 2000, performing early roles in the Home Office and European Commission.

Robbie studied English and Hispanic Studies in Cambridge and Belfast, and holds an MA from Kings College London. He is married, with three children.

Deputy Head of Mission, Germany

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.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission to Sri Lanka and Maldives

    • 2011 to 2014