Kevin McGurgan, British Consul General in Toronto
Posted by Carol (Bieser) Hutchinson
on Jun 08, 2015
Between 2005 and 2008 he was Deputy Head of the Iraq Policy Unit in the Foreign Office before being seconded to the Home Office to work on organised crime, counter terrorism and migration issues. In London he has also worked on Afghanistan, the Balkans and arms export policy.
This is his first posting to Canada but not his first time working with Canadians. As Deputy Head of the NATO Provincial Reconstruction Team in Helmand province from 2008 – 2009, he worked closely with Canadian colleagues in neighboring Kandahar. While from 1997 – 2000, he worked closely with Ambassador Fowler and the Canadian delegation at the United Nations in New York on multilateral sanctions regimes, negotiating and implementing sanctions regimes in the Middle East, Asia and diamond and arms embargoes in Africa (Sierra Leone and Angola).
Kevin is accompanied by his wife Vicki (also from Scotland), and his two sons, Alexander and Michael. He is a reasonable runner who completed his first marathon earlier this year.
Follow Kevin on Twitter @KevMcGurganFCO