Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister for the Middle East and Africa)

Tobias Ellwood MP

Biography

Tobias Ellwood was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in July 2014. He was elected Conservative MP for Bournemouth East in May 2005.

Education

Tobias was educated in Bonn and Vienna when his parents were overseas as members of the United Nations. He returned to attend Loughborough University and subsequently completed an MBA at City University Business School. He also completed the senior executive course in National and International Studies at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Career outside politics

Tobias was in the Royal Green Jackets from 1991 to 1996, and served in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Kuwait, Germany, Gibraltar and Bosnia. He left the Army at the rank of Captain and is a current Army Reservist. Tobias was a senior business development manager with the London Stock Exchange for two years, and then with Allen and Overy in a senior role.

Family

Tobias is married to Hannah, and he has two young sons. He is a keen sportsman, a qualified pilot and an Eagle Scout.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister for the Middle East and Africa)

Responsibilities include:

• Middle East
• Africa
• counter terrorism
• countering violent extremism
• consular policy
• illegal wildlife trade
• ministerial oversight of FCO Services

Announcements

Get updates to this list email feed

Copy and paste this URL in to your feed reader

  1. Minister Ellwood offers condolences after UN deaths in DRC

    • News story
  2. Minister Ellwood's speech at UK-Angola Trade and Investment Forum

    • Speech
  3. Minister for Africa statement on the situation in the DRC

    • News story
  4. Minister for the Middle East statement on Syria sanctions

    • Press release
  5. Foreign Office minister comments on UNICEF report on Syria

    • News story
  6. Minister condemns war crimes committed during battle of Aleppo

    • Press release
  7. Minister for the Middle East visits region for bilateral and regional talks

    • Press release
  8. British Minister for Africa to visit Democratic Republic of Congo

    • Press release
  9. Minister for North Africa statement on the closure of the Nadeem Centre in Egypt

    • News story
  10. Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood statement on Israel’s Land Regularisation Bill

    • Press release