Speaker

JANE OWEN

HER MAJESTY'S AMBASSADOR TO THE SWISS CONFEDERATION AND THE PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN

In December 2017 Jane Owen took up her post as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Jane was educated at Ellerslie School in Malvern, and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA Hons in Russian, French and German). She was born in Bilston in the West Midlands and has 2 children, Phoebe (18) and James (16).

From 2014-17 she worked in London as Chief Operating Officer of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the government body responsible for promoting Britain’s commercial and business relationships around the world.

Jane was Ambassador to Norway (2010-2014) and Director for Trade and Investment at the British Commission in India (2006-2010) and at the British Embassy in Japan (2002-2006). She has also worked in Vietnam and in the European Union department at the Foreign Office in London.