Mr Ian Noel Hughes has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan.
He will succeed Dr Alastair McPhail OBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Hughes will take up his appointment in March 2013.
Mr Hughes began his diplomatic career in 1982 as Desk Officer for Australia. He has served overseas in Africa, Europe, South Asia and Latin America. He will move to South Sudan after four years in Sierra Leone.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, Mr Hughes said:
I will be very sorry to leave Sierra Leone, but am naturally very pleased to have this opportunity to represent the United Kingdom in the UN’s newest member state. I look forward to building on the work of the team that helped South Sudan in transition and in its very early days of independence. I hope to put the wide and strong range of relationships they developed to good use to strengthen political, economic and security cooperation between the two countries.
|Full name:||Ian Noel Hughes|
|Married to:||Tereasa June née Tinguely|
|2009 – Present||British High Commissioner, Freetown and Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Monrovia|
|2005 – 2009||Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Guatemala City|
|2003 – 2005||Deputy High Commissioner, Mumbai|
|2000 – 2003||Deputy Head of Mission, Mexico City|
|1997 – 2000||FCO, Deputy Head, Near East and North Africa Department|
|1993 – 1997||New Delhi, First Secretary Press and Public Affairs|
|1991 – 1993||FCO, Press Officer, News Department|
|1990 – 1991||FCO, Middle East Department, Iraq (Multilateral) Desk Officer|
|1988 – 1990||Berne, First Secretary Political|
|1985 – 1988||Tegucigalpa, Deputy Head of Mission|
|1982 – 1985||FCO, Australia Desk Officer|