Andrew Patrick appointed UK Migration and Modern Slavery Envoy

Andrew takes up the position following a posting as British Ambassador to Myanmar. He was previously the Deputy Head of Mission in Kabul and Pretoria, and has worked on NATO and the Balkans during his FCDO career. Andrew succeeds Acting UK Envoy Keith Shannon, who was covering for Jennifer Townson, the first Envoy appointed to the role in 2019.

As UK Envoy, Andrew will engage with our international partners on the hugely important issues of migration and modern slavery. He will continue building the close ties and international coordination needed to meet the UN’s goal of ending the scourge of modern slavery.

Curriculum vitae

2013 to 2018 Head of Mission, Myanmar
2007 to 2009 Deputy Head of Mission, Afghanistan
2004 to 2007 Deputy Head of Mission, South Africa
2001 to 2004 Head of Newsroom, Foreign & Commonwealth Office Press Office

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