Gavin Cook joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2002. He was Deputy Head of Mission in Ghana, and has done postings in Ethiopia and Ukraine. Gavin has held a range of positions in the UK, including Deputy Director Strategy/Head of Policy Unit, Head of the Repatriation Taskforce, Deputy Head of Consular Assistance, and Chief Media Officer for the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring. He has also done several secondments to the Cabinet Office, including the National Security Secretariat (Gulf/Iran), and worked on Civilian European Security and Defence Policy, and Turkey. Gavin has served as British Ambassador to Peru since April 2022.
Gavin studied Modern History at Oxford (Brasenose College) and enjoys many sports, especially rugby – having represented England Student U21s and Oxford. In his spare time he also likes to travel, connect history and culture, and write.
British Ambassador to Peru
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, and press.
British Embassy Peru
The British Embassy in Lima maintains and develops relations between the UK and Peru. If you’re abroad, read our dedicated coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re in Peru and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online. If you’re in Peru and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call 00 51 1 617 3000. Get an emergency travel document. You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. For stolen passports, you will need to get a police report before we can issue an ETD.