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Mr Alex Ellis has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil.
He will succeed Mr Alan Charlton CMG, CVO. Mr Ellis will take up his appointment in July 2013.
Mr Ellis joined the FCO in 1990 and has worked on EU and global issues both in the FCO, most recently as Director of Strategy, and in the private office of the President of the European Commission. He speaks fluent Portuguese.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Mr Ellis has said:
“It will be an honour to work for the United Kingdom in one of the biggest, most dynamic and diverse countries in the world, and especially when it will be the centre of global attention as it hosts the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, following on from the 2012 London Olympics.”
Alexander Wykeham Ellis
January 2011 - Present
FCO, Director for Strategy
2007 - 2010
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Portugal
2005 - 2007
Seconded to the European Commission as Adviser to the President of the European Commission
2003 - 2005
Madrid, Counsellor, Head of EU and Global Issues Team
2001 - 2003
FCO, Head of Enlargement Team, EU Directorate
1996 - 2001
UKRep Brussels, First Secretary
1992 - 1996
Lisbon, Third later Second Secretary, EU and Economic Issues
1990 - 1992
FCO, Desk Officer, Southern Africa Department