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”
|Full name||Mr Fergus John Cochrane-Dyet|
|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|