About The Director


Jon Benjamin has been the Director of the Diplomatic Academy since July 2017. from 2014 to 2017 he was the British High Commissioner in Ghana and non-resident Ambassador to Togo, Benin and Burkina faso.

Jon joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Officer in 1986. he has previously served as Ambassador in chile (2009 to 2014), Acting Consul General in New  York (2005 to 2008), Washington (2005) and served in Ankara (1996 to 1999) and Jakarta (1988 to 1991). he has also held several positions in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

the Director of the Diplomatic Academy is responsible for the creation and delivery of an Academy which ensures those in the FCO and others working internationally for the government have the diplomatic and linguistic skills  and knowledge they need to deliver Britain’s foreign policy.


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