Mr Hugh Philpott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan in succession to Mr Robin Ord-Smith MVO, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Philpott will take up his appointment during January 2015.
Mr Philpott joined the FCO in 1980 where he has worked on a broad range of issues including International Security, Overseas Territories and the Middle East. He has previously served in Oslo, Budapest, Baghdad, Washington and Muscat. He has also worked at the Department for International Development providing technical assistance to Russia and also for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills where he led the UK Science and Innovation Network.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr Philpott said
I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan. I look forward to taking up my posting during an important and exciting time in the development of Tajikistan. I am pleased to have this opportunity to deepen our relations with the Government and people of Tajikistan.
Hugh Stanley Philpott
Janine Frederica Philpott
2014 – present
Kyiv and Astana Temporary Assignments
2012 – 2013
Language training (Russian)
2008 – 2012
FCO and BIS, Head of Science & Innovation Network and Deputy Head of International Science & Innovation Unit
2007 – 2008
FCO, Deputy Head of Science & Innovation Group
2005 – 2007
FCO, Deputy Head of Overseas Territories Department
2001 – 2004
Muscat, Deputy Head of Mission
1999 – 2001
FCO, Head of Bermuda and Caribbean Section, Overseas Territories Directorate
1997 – 1999
DfID, Programme Manager, Russia, East Europe and Central Asia Department