Stephen Townsend


Steve Townsend joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1980. His first posting was in Caracas, Venezuela, and he was then sent to Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). After a spell in London in Policy Planning Staff, he was posted to Madrid as the Vice-Consul.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy to the Holy See

    • 2013 to 2017