FCO Change of British High Commissioner to India – Spring 2020

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Sir Philip Barton KCMG OBE

Sir Philip Barton KCMG OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of India in succession to Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG. Sir Philip will take up his appointment during Spring 2020.


Full name: Philip Barton

Married to: Amanda Barton

Children: Two

2017 to 2020 FCO, Director General, Consular and Security
2016 to 2017 Cabinet Office, Acting Chair, Joint Intelligence Committee
2016 Cabinet Office, Director General of Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Summit and also Consulting Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies
2014 to 2016 Islamabad, British High Commissioner
2011 to 2013 Washington, Deputy Head of Mission
2009 to 2011 Cabinet Office, Director, Foreign Policy and Afghanistan/Pakistan Coordinator
2008 to 2009 FCO, Additional Director, South Asia
2005 to 2008 Gibraltar, Deputy Governor
2000 to 2004 Nicosia, Deputy High Commissioner
1997 to 2000 No 10, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
1994 to 1996 New Delhi, First Secretary – External
1993 to 1994 FCO, Head of Institutions Section, EU Internal Department
1991 to 1993 Cabinet Office, Assessments Staff
1987 to 1991 Caracas, Third later Second Secretary – Chancery
1987 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Economic Relations Department

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Published 6 February 2020

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