United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

Overview
Headquarters

FCO Main Building,King Charles Street,London, London & South East

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Government

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

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

Permanent Under Secretary & Head of the Diplomatic Service

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Asia & the Pacific)

Minister of State (Minister for Africa)

Minister of State & Minister for the Middle East & North Africa

Minister of State (Minister for the Commonwealth, the Un & South Asia)

Chief Operating Officer

Board of Directors

Deputy Lieutenant at Hampshire County Council

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Flight Refuelling Ltd.

President at KDDI International Holdings LLC

Professional at International Public Partnerships Ltd.

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

Head of People, Community & Sustainability at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - United Kingdom

Non-Executive Director at United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

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Partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

Consultant

Founder at MBR Legal

Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
$167K
2010
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