Announcement

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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Mr Clive Alderton has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

He will succeed Mr Timothy Morris who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Alderton will take up his appointment during late 2012.

Mr Alderton joined the FCO in 1986 and has served overseas in Poland, Belgium (European Union), Singapore and France.

On his appointment, Mr Alderton has said “Having served as a Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales since 2006, I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Morocco and Mauritania. I came to know Morocco a little during last year’s Royal Visit and was immediately fascinated by the depth of her culture and traditions, the warmth of her people and the opportunities which exist for co-operation in a wide range of areas. I greatly look forward also to deepening my knowledge of Mauritania and throwing all my energies into further developing the bonds of friendship between our countries to help deliver tangible benefits for British, Moroccan and Mauritanian interests”

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Clive Alderton

Married to:

Mrs Catriona Canning Alderton

Children:

One daughter (born 1998) and one son (born 2000)

2006 - Present

Private Secretary to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

2004 - 2006

France, Her Majesty’s Consul-General at Lille

1998 - 2003

Singapore, Head of Chancery and Deputy Head of Mission

1996 - 1998

FCO, Head of Indo-China Section, SEAD

1993 - 1996

FCO, Desk Officer, Far Eastern Department

1990 - 1993

UKRep Brussels

1988 - 1990

Warsaw