Deputy Head of Mission, Costa Rica

Simon Gore

Biography

Simon joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1990 as a Communications specialist.

1993 - 1996 Seconded to the Cabinet Office
1997 - 1998 Western European Department, Nordic section and Nazi Gold conference unit
1998 - 2002 BE Washington DC, Political Section
2002 - 2007 BE Rome, Political Section
2007 - 2013 Information and Technology Directorate, Major Incident and Problem Manager
2013 - 2016 Deputy High Commissioner, Solomon Islands
2016 - present Deputy Head of Mission, Costa Rica

Deputy Head of Mission, Costa Rica

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

    • 2017 to 2017
  2. Deputy Head of Mission

    • 2017 to 2017
  3. Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Honiara

    • 2013 to 2016