John Kittmer

Former British Ambassador to Greece

John Kittmer is a diplomat and civil servant, currently on a career break to complete his PhD in Modern Greek Literature at King’s College London. John has a broad range of experience across government having worked in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Cabinet Office and the Department for Education & Employment. His most recent postings are:

  • Dec 2016 - July 2017: FCO, Director of Overseas Territories

  • Jan 2013 - Dec 2016: FCO, British Ambassador to Greece

  • Jan 2011 – August 2012: DEFRA, Deputy Director, Inland Waterways & EU Strategy Support

  • Sept 2008 – Sept 2010: DEFRA, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State

John Kittmer's mentee is Devi Nair.