Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Jordan

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Mr Peter Millett has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

He will succeed Mr James Watt CVO who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Millett will take up his appointment during February 2011.

Mr Millett joined the FCO in 1974 and has worked in London, South America, the Gulf, Brussels, Athens and, most recently, as High Commissioner in Cyprus.

On his appointment as Ambassador to Jordan, Mr Millett said: “I am looking forward to returning to the Middle East and getting to know Jordan and its people.

“Jordan has a vital role to play in the region and in world affairs. This appointment is an exciting opportunity for me to play a role in promoting the close relationship between Jordan and the United Kingdom.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Peter Joseph Millett

Married to:
June Millett

Three daughters

2005 - present
Nicosia, British High Commissioner

2002 - 2005
FCO, Director, Security

2001 - 2002
FCO, Counsellor, Counter Terrorism Policy Department

1997 - 2001
Athens, Deputy Head of Mission

1996 - 1997
FCO, Head, Allowances Review Team

1993 - 1996
FCO, Head, Personnel Policy

1989 - 1993
UKRep Brussels, First Secretary (Energy)

1988 - 1989
FCO, Desk Officer, United Nations Department

1986 - 1988
FCO, Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary

1985 - 1986
FCO, Postings Officer, Personnel Operations Department

1981 - 1985
Doha, Second Secretary (Political)

1978 - 1980
Caracas, Vice-Consul

1976 - 1977
Latin America Floater

1974 - 1975
FCO, Desk Officer, EU Department (External)

Joined the FCO