Tim Colley took up the post of Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Riga in April 2016. He was previously Deputy Director in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office responsible for the UK’s Overseas Territories. Tim was appointed as the Head of Caribbean Territories and Strategy Department in July 2011 and as Deputy Director in 2014.
Tim worked on negotiations for the enlargement of the EU as Deputy Head of Enlargement, South-East and Wider Europe Department from 2006. He was Deputy Head then Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Bulgaria from 2000. Tim was also seconded to the Bulgarian Government for a year as Special Adviser to the Minister for Public Administration Reform.
Tim joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1989 from the private sector. He worked on UN issues and at the British High Commission in Pakistan. He also worked on strategic resource planning issues in the FCO’s finance directorate and on strategic policy issues in the FCO’s Policy Planning Staff.
Tim was born on 13 March 1965, and brought up in Birmingham, Stafford and Cumbria. He studied Natural Sciences at Durham University. He is married to Janet Rodemark and they have three children
British Ambassador to Latvia
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