Tom Adams has been Deputy Head of Mission to Kosovo since August 2016. He started his career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2010. He served in Nigeria as 1st Secretary Political, where he focused on irregular migration and trafficking; and then in London, where he worked on counter terrorism. Prior to joining the FCO he worked in a range of government departments in London, as well as for NGOs.
Tom attended London University (MA German Literature). He is married to Hilary Adams, and has one daughter.
Deputy Head of Mission, Kosovo
The deputy head of mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key adviser 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.