Sarah took up her appointment as Deputy Head of Mission to Latvia in July 2016. She joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2008. Sarah has previously been posted to South Korea and has worked on a wide range of issues in the FCO and Cabinet Office in London. Sarah was born on 28 September 1983 and grew up in St. Albans, UK. She studied History and International Relations at Lancaster University. She is married to Richard Harper and they have one son.
Deputy Head of Mission, Latvia
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.