Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Peru Gavin Cook OBE

Mr Gavin Cook OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Peru in succession to Ms Kate Harrisson. Mr Cook will take up his appointment during April 2022.

Full name: Gavin Douglas Cook

Married to: Elizabeth Cook

Children: Three daughters and one son


2021 to presentFull-time Language Training (Spanish)
2021Secondment: International Government and Sustainability Relations, Anglo American
2020 to 2021FCDO, Head of the Repatriation Taskforce, Deputy Director Consular
2019 to 2020FCO, Deputy Director, Strategy Directorate and Head of Policy Unit
2018FCO, Deputy Director, Africa Directorate and Deputy Director, National Security Strategy (Gulf/Iran)
2015 to 2018Accra, Deputy High Commissioner
2013 to 2015FCO, Deputy Head, Consular Assistance
2010 to 2013FCO, Chief Press Officer for Minister for the Middle East and North Africa
2007 to 2010Addis Ababa, Second Secretary (Political/Information)
2006 to 2007Full-time Language Training (Amharic)
2006Kyiv, Second Secretary (Political-External)
2006Cabinet Office, Assessment Staff, International Security Directorate
2005 to 2006FCO, Desk Officer, Common Foreign and Security Policy (EU-External)
2005Full-time language training (Russian)
2003 to 2004FCO, Desk Officer, Civilian-Military Security Policy (EU-External)
2002 to 2003FCO, Desk Officer, Turkey and Malta (EU-External)


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