British High Commissioner to Barbados

Victoria Dean

Victoria Dean



Full name

Victoria Glynis Dean (née Courtney)

Married to

Marcus Scott Dean (September 2006 in Sussex, UK)


Abigail Victoria Emily Dean, born July 2007 in Brussels,


Leo Hudson Rees Dean, born November 2010 in Tunbridge

Wells, UK


  • Diploma in Counselling, British Psychological Society (2000)

  • BSC in Clinical Psychology, University of Kent, UK (1999)

  • International Baccalaureate, International School of Geneva



  • May 2011 – present FCO, Head of Europe Directorate – Internal

  • May 2010 – Dec 2010 FCO, Head of Strategic Finance

  • Jan 2010 – May 2010 FCO, Deputy Head, Africa Policy

  • Jan 2009 – Jan 2010 Washington, Head of Political Team

  • Sept 2004 – Dec 2008 UKRep Brussels, Spokesman & Head of Communications

  • Sept 2001 – Aug 2004 Paris, Second Secretary

  • Oct 2000 – Aug 2001 FCO, Desk Officer, OSCE Department

  • 2000 Joined Diplomatic Service (FCO)

British High Commissioner to Barbados

The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.