Jamie was Ambassador to Oman between 2011-2014. Before joining the Diplomatic Service he spent seven years in the Army (with the Royal Green Jackets). As a soldier he did a tour with the peacekeeping force in the Sinai and lived for two months with the bedu in southern Jordan. As a diplomat he served in eight Arab countries and in Washington, where he was responsible within the Embassy for Middle East affairs. He was also Ambassador to Bahrain and to Chile. He was Deputy Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales between 2014-2017. He lives in Gloucestershire.