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Change of Ambassador to Tajikistan

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Hugh Philpott has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan.

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.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name Hugh Stanley Philpott
Married to Janine Frederica Philpott
Children One daughter
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
1993 – 1997 Washington DC, Second Secretary Political
1991 – 1993 FCO, Desk Officer, Bermuda, Turks & Caicos Islands, Anguilla an Cayman Islands
1990 – 1991 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer for Israel and Lebanon
1988 – 1990 Iraq, Third Secretary
1987 – 1988 Language training (Arabic)
1985 – 1987 Budapest, Vice-Consul
1984 – 1985 Language Training (Hungarian)
1982 – 1984 Oslo, Pro-consul
1980 – 1982 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer Security Dept
1980 Joined FCO

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