Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Brian Heath

Brian Heath is the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister-Counselor for Management Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, Mr. Heath most recently served in Washington, D.C. as Acting Director of Policy, Planning, and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

Since joining the Foreign Service in 1998, Mr. Heath has served in numerous leadership roles, including Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan; Minister-Counselor for Management Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York; Director of the U.S. Regional Embassy Office in Al Hillah, Iraq; and Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan. Earlier in his career, Mr. Heath served as Management Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi; General Services and Human Resources officers at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany; and Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai (Bombay), India.

In the course of several assignments in Washington, DC, Mr. Heath has studied at the National War College; worked as a Senior Advisor in the Under Secretary of State for Management’s Office of Management Policy; and served as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Administration. He is the recipient of multiple Department of State Superior and Meritorious honor awards.

Mr. Heath graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in political economics, earned a law degree from Rutgers University, received his master’s degree in national security studies from the National War College, and is a member of the New Jersey and New York State bars.