Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


Room K4.10 K4.13 King Charles Street London, England, SW1A 2AH, United Kingdom

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M



Company Description

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom. It is responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide. It was created in 1968 by merging the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office. The head of the FCO is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commonly abbreviated to "Foreign Secretary" (currently Boris Johnson). This position is regarded as one of the four most prestigious appointments in the Cabinet, alongside those of Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary. Together with the Prime Minister, these are the Great Offices of State. The FCO is managed from day-to-day by a civil servant, the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, who also acts as the Head of the Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service. This position is held by Sir Simon McDonald, who took office on 1 September 2015. Safeguarding the UK’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict. Building the UK’s prosperity by increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth. Supporting British nationals around the world through modern and efficient consular services.

Executives & Employees

Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the Overseas Territories & Sustainable Development) & Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Girls' Education

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for European Neighbourhood & The Americas)

Minister of State for Asia

Minister of State (Minister for Pacific & the Environment)

Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa

Minister of State for Africa

Minister of State, Commonwealth & United Nations

Board of Directors

Deputy Lieutenant at Hampshire County Council

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Cobham Mission Systems Wimborne Ltd.

Chief Economist at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Former Director-Equipment & Support Organization at United Kingdom Ministry of Defence

Vice Chairman at Royal Academy of Dance

Former Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - United Kingdom

Non-Executive Director at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Lead Non-Executive Director at Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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