Ben Merrick
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Ben Merrick

Ben Merrick is a British civil servant who was appointed Director of Overseas Territories at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in August 2017.[1][2]

He held the position of Commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory and Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory, prior to that he was the deputy director of the Overseas Territories and was among the cabinet office of Ministry of Defence as Head of Arms Control and Counter Proliferation Policy from 2012 to 2015.[3][4]

He also served as member of the British Antarctic Territory directorate in Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Since 2019 he has been deputy Disability Champion for the Civil Service.[5]

Merrick is legally blind.[6]


  1. ^ "Ben Merrick". GOV.UK. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Who We Are". British Antarctic Territory. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "BIOT Administration - BIOT Government". Retrieved .
  4. ^ Merrick, Ben. "Ben Merrick | Foreign Office Blogs". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Ben Merrick - Civil Service". Retrieved .
  6. ^ Merrick, Ben (5 May 2020). "Working with a disability during the coronavirus pandemic". Civil Service. Retrieved 2020.

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