Ambassador Jon Wilks, Former Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks CMG

Jon Wilks was born at Callow End, Worcestershire, and educated at The Chase School, Malvern, and Durham University where he graduated in 1989 with a BSc degree in natural sciences. He was also President of the Durham Union. He was deputy head of mission in Baghdad 2009–10, then Ambassador to Yemen 2010–11.

In 2012 he did the Higher Command and Staff Course at the Military Staff College, Shrivenham, then was UK Special Representative to the Syrian Opposition 2012–13, UK Special Representative for Syria 2013–14 and Ambassador to Oman 2014–17.

Ambassador Jon Wilks CMG was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq from November 2017 to September 2019. Prior to this he had served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Oman from 2014 to 2017.

Previous roles in government:

  • British Ambassador to Iraq 2017 to 2019
  • British Ambassador to Oman 2014 to 2017