Press release

Change of British High Commissioner to Cyprus

Mr Matthew Kidd has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus.

M. Kidd

Mr Matthew Kidd has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus in succession to Mr Roderic Todd. Mr Kidd took up his appointment in June 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name John Christopher William Kidd (known as Matthew Kidd)
2015 – present FCO, Senior Adviser on Cyprus
2015 FCO, Director, Mediterranean Migration Unit
2010 – 2014 Nicosia, High Commissioner
2008 – 2009 NATO, Secretary General’s Special Representative on Reform
2004 – 2008 UKDEL NATO, Deputy Permanent Representative
2001 – 2004 FCO, Head, Whitehall Liaison Department
1998 – 2001 Bonn later Berlin, Head, Political and Public Affairs Section
1996 – 1998 European Commission, Foreign Policy Adviser
1994 – 1996 FCO, Deputy Head, later Acting Head, Policy Planning Staff
1993 – 1994 FCO, Deputy Head, Far Eastern and Pacific Department
1990 – 1993 Addis Ababa, Deputy Head of Mission
1987 – 1990 FCO, Head of Section, Security Policy Department
1986 – 1987 FCO, Head of Section, Western European Department
1984 – 1986 Paris, Private Secretary to Ambassador
1983 UKMIS NEW YORK, UNGA Support Officer
1980 – 1983 Nicosia, Third, later Second, Secretary
1978 – 1979 FCO, South Asian Department, Assistant Desk Officer
1978 Joined FCO

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Published 4 July 2016