Thomas Drew CMG is the Director General, Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. 

He is also responsible for defence, intelligence, consular, crisis management and humanitarian issues globally in the FCDO. Tom was previously the British High Commissioner to Pakistan from February 2016 until October 2019.

Before his posting to Islamabad, Tom was Principal Private Secretary (Chief of Staff) to Foreign Secretaries William Hague and Philip Hammond. He served previously as the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s National Security Director (2011 to 2012), responsible for international counter-terrorism, cyber, drugs and crime, and intelligence issues; and before that as Director in the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in the Home Office (2008 to 2011).

His first overseas posting was to Moscow from 1998 to 2002, where he headed the British Embassy’s economic team. Tom joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1995. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in 2015.

Tom started his career with McKinsey and Company, the management consultants. In 2015, he was a Visiting Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute.

Thomas Drew trustee term dates

13 February 2020 - 13 February 2023