Neil Wigan OBE
British Ambassador to Israel

Neil Wigan OBE was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Israel in June 2019. Previously, Neil was the Director for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) from November 2015 to September 2018. He has also served as British Ambassador to Somalia (June 2013 to July 2015) and British Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo from March 2010 to March 2013.

Neil has also worked in the Cabinet Office, working for the Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Adviser and with Middle Eastern and EU economic issues within the FCO. He has a BA from Oxford University, a MSc in Economics from the University of London and did postgraduate studies at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining the FCO, he worked at the Bank of England and as an economist in the private sector. He is married with 2 children.

British Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel

The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Tel Aviv is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Israel. The Embassy is located on Hayarkon Street in the Old North area of the city. The current British Ambassador to Israel is David Quarrey. The Embassy also represents the British Overseas Territories in Israel.

British Ambassador to Israel

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and


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