Jon WilksBritish Ambassador to Qatar
Jon Wilks CMG is the British Ambassador to Qatar, and was previously Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq (2017-2019), Oman (2014-2017) and Yemen (2010-2011). He was also the UK Syria Envoy (2012-2014) and Regional Arabic Spokesman (2007-2009), when he was a regular guest in Doha of Al Jazeera. Jon joined the FCO in 1989 as an Assistant Desk Officer Iran in the Middle East Department. He was educated at Durham University where he graduated with an MSc in Natural Sciences, later returned to the same university to study an MA in Middle East Politics and followed this with a MPhil in International Relations from St. Anthony’s College Oxford.