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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Liberia

Mr Fergus John Cochrane-Dyet has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia.

He will succeed Mr Ian Hughes who was resident in Freetown. Mr Cochrane-Dyet will be the first resident Ambassador in Monrovia since the early 1990s, and will take up his appointment during March 2013.

Mr Cochrane-Dyet joined the FCO in 1987 and has specialised in Africa and Afghanistan, having served as British High Commissioner to Seychelles and to Malawi and having completed two tours in Helmand.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, Mr Cochrane-Dyet has said:

“I am delighted to be returning to West Africa. The Republic of Liberia has achieved significant progress in recent years and I look forward to working in support of our two countries’ shared objectives of building stability and prosperity”

Curriculum vitae

Full name Mr Fergus John Cochrane-Dyet
Married to Susie
Children Three sons
Jan 2012 – present Deputy Head of Mission, Helmand, Afghanistan
2009 – 2011 High Commissioner, Lilongwe, Malawi
2007 – 2009 High Commissioner, Victoria, Seychelles
2007 Deputy Head, Provincial Reconstruction Team, Helmand
2004 – 2007 Deputy High Commissioner, Lusaka, Zambia
2002 – 2004 Deputy Head of Africa (Southern) Department, FCO
2002 Deputy Head of Mission, Kabul, Afghanistan (temporary duty)
2001 – 2002 Charge D’Affaires, Conakry, Guinea
1998 – 2001 Director for Trade and Investment, Sydney, Australia
1998 Head of Commercial Section, Jakarta, Indonesia
1996 – 1997 Head of British Interests Section, Tripoli, Libya
1994 – 1996 Head of North Africa Section, FCO
1993 – 1994 Second Secretary (Political), Abuja, Nigeria
1990 – 1993 Third Secretary (Political), Lagos, Nigeria
1987 – 1990 FCO and Arabic language training
1987 Joined HM Diplomatic Service

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