Kate Harrisson joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2000 after working in the private sector in China. Her previous roles in the FCO include Deputy Head of Mission to Vietnam, Political Counsellor in Beijing and Economic Consul in Hong Kong. In London, she has worked on the UK’s relations with India, policy planning and the UK’s work in the United Nations including on refugee policy and conflict prevention. Kate was also part of the cross-government team supporting Afghan reconstruction with a specific focus on counter-narcotics. She has served as British Ambassador to Peru since April 2018.Kate holds a Masters in Social Anthropology and degrees in Modern Chinese Studies and Psychology. She and her partner Nick have three children. In her spare time she likes to travel.
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.