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Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

This is a list of Permanent Under-Secretaries in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (and its predecessors) since 1790.

Permanent Under Secretary of Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs and Head of HM Diplomatic Service
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Incumbent
Sir Simon McDonald

since September 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
StyleThe Right Honourable
AppointerPrime Minister
Inaugural holderGeorge Aust
Formation1790

Not to be confused with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

Permanent Under-Secretaries at the Foreign Office, 1790 to presentEdit

These are the Permanent Secretaries or senior civil servants at the Foreign Office.