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The Ambassador

​José Pascual Marco Martínez 

Ambassador of Spain to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Mr José Pascual Marco was born in Madrid in 1958. He holds degrees in both Law and Philosophy, and a Diploma on International Studies from the Spanish Diplomatic Academy. He became a member of the Spanish Foreign Service in 1983. 

During his diplomatic career, he was posted to Pakistan, Nicaragua, Australia, Turkey and South Africa. He was Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2003 to 2006 and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Spain to the USA 2006-2010. He was Ambassador- Deputy Permanent Representative of Spain to the EU from 2010 to 2015.

Mr José Pascual Marco was named in 2015 Director General for Cultural Policy and Cultural Industries and the Book Sector in the Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport. From 2017 to 2021 he was Director General for Coordination of EU Common Policies and General Affairs at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.

He was appointed Ambassador of Spain to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in August 2021.