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Deborah Barnes-Jones : biography

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Deborah Elizabeth Vavasseur Barnes (born 6 October 1956), known since her marriage as Deborah Barnes-Jones, is a British diplomat and administrator.


Barnes joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1980. She was posted to the British Embassy in Moscow between 1983 and 1985, when she was promoted to First Secretary and was seconded to the Cabinet Office, remaining there until 1986. From 1988 to 1992 she was posted as First Secretary (Chancery) to the embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, then returned to the Foreign Office in London for four years. She was Deputy Head of Mission in Uruguay from 1996 to 2001, when she was appointed as the British ambassador to the Republic of Georgia.'BARNES JONES, Deborah Elizabeth Vavasseur, born 6 Oct. 1956; née Barnes' in Who's Who 2012 (London: A. & C. Black, 2012)The Diplomatic Service List 2004 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2004), p. 155

In 2004 Barnes-Jones was appointed as the Governor of Montserrat and was sworn in at a special session of the island's Legislative Council held in Brades on 10 May 2004,Keesing's Record of World Events, vol. 50, issues 1-12 (2004), p. 3 becoming the first female governor of a British Overseas Territory. She remained in post until 6 July 2007., The Anguillian News, 17 February 2006.

In 1986, she married Frederick Richard Jones, and they have twin daughters, born in 1991.

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