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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Brazil

Mr Alex Ellis has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil.

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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.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

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

Published 12 October 2012