Deputy Head of Mission, Serbia

Tracy Gallagher

Tracy  Gallagher

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Biography

Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Belgrade since April 2016.

Tracy is responsible for the effective operation of the Embassy and for deputising for the Ambassador in his absence. The Embassy has 75 staff and is a platform bringing together representatives of several government departments. As well as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, these include the Ministry of Defence, the National Crime Agency (NCA), Department for International Trade (DIT), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the British Council.

Tracy was previously based in London where she was head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Appointments Team in the Human Resources Directorate from 2010-2014. She has had postings in Athens, Dublin and Moscow.

Tracy is married to a fellow diplomat Ian Whitting and has two daughters.

Deputy Head of Mission, Serbia

The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor 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.