Announcement

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Montenegro

Mr Ian Robert Whitting OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Montenegro.

He will succeed Ms Kate Knight-Sands who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Whitting will take up his appointment during August 2013.

Mr Whitting joined the FCO in 1972 and has worked mostly on European and African affairs. Most recently he served as HMA Reykjavik until October 2012.

On his appointment Mr Whitting has said “I am honoured and delighted to be appointed Ambassador to Montenegro. I look forward to developing further our strong relationship during this important phase in Montenegro’s history”

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Ian Robert Whitting

Married to:

Tracy Gallagher

Children:

Two daughters Isobel and Olivia

July 2008 - present

Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Reykjavik

July 2003 - Jan 2008 Athens, Deputy Head of Mission/Consul General/ EU/ Economic Section Head

Nov 2002 - Jun 2003 FCO, Assistant Director EU (Bilateral and Resources)

Sept 1998 - Sept 2002

FCO, Deputy Head Africa Dept (Equatorial), Secretary of State Great Lakes Special Rep (2001-2002)

July 1997 - Aug 1998

FCO, Conference Media Coordinator

July 1994 - July 1997

Abidjan, Deputy Head of Mission, Head of Trade Development and Consul

April 1972 - May 1997

Various postings including Dublin,1st Sec EU/Economic, Moscow, 2nd Sec Chancery, Athens, Press Attache , Tunis and Cairo, 3rd Sec .

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