British Ambassador to Honduras (non-resident)

Thomas Carter


Mr Carter joined the FCO in 1976 and most recently was Her Majesty´s Ambassador to Guatemala. Previously he was responsible for the FCO’s global consular policy and worked on the London 2012 Olympic Games, following a four year posting as joint British High Commissioner to Zambia with his wife, Carolyn Davidson. He has had a variety of previous postings in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Thomas Henry Carter
Married to Carolyn Jayne Davidson
Children Two sons
2015 - 2017 Guatemala City, Her Majesty´s Ambassador
2012 – 2014 FCO, Deputy Head, Consular Assistance Department
2012 FCO, Silver lead, FCO 2012 Olympics Coordination Centre
2012 Lilongwe, Acting British High Commissioner
2008 – 2012 Lusaka, British High Commissioner (job-share with his wife)
2003 – 2008 Bratislava, Deputy Head of Mission (job-share with his wife)
1999 – 2003 Bangkok, Head of Political Section
1997 – 1999 FCO, Head of South Pacific Section, Far Eastern and Pacific Department
1995 – 1997 FCO, Head of Multilateral and Central Asia Section, Eastern Department
1990 – 1995 Bonn, First Secretary
1990 Paris, First Secretary
1988 – 1989 FCO, Desk Officer, Central Africa Department
1987 – 1988 FCO, Private Secretary to Political Director
1986 UK Mission to UN, New York, Third Committee
1983 – 1986 Bogotá, Second Secretary
1979 – 1982 Paris, Third Secretary
1978 – 1979 Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Paris
1977 – 1978 FCO, Desk Officer, Southern Africa Department
1976 – 1977 FCO, Sponsored Visits Officer
1976 Joined FCO

British Ambassador to Honduras (non-resident)

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Guatemala

    • 2015 to 2017


  1. Speech by the British Ambassador Thomas Carter, at the Queen’s Birthday Party in Guatemala City