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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Poland

Mr Robin Barnett, CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Poland in succession to Mr Ric Todd who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

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Mr Barnett will take up his appointment during July 2011.

Mr Barnett joined the FCO in 1980 has worked in a wide range of posts including twice in Warsaw beginning in 1982, the UN in New York and most recently as Ambassador in Romania.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, Mr Barnett has said “I am truly delighted to be returning to a country that I know so well and have a deep respect for. The UK and Poland already have a strong relationship and there are close ties between our two peoples. My main aims will be to help develop further our forward looking partnership and to promote British interests in Poland.”

Curriculum Vitae

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Robin Barnett, CMG

2010 - present

Managing Director Business Group, UKTI

2006 - 2010

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Romania

2002 - 2006

Director of UKvisas

2001 - 2002

FCO, Afghanistan Emergency Unit

1998 - 2001

British Embassy Warsaw, Deputy Head of Mission

1996 - 1998

FCO, Deputy Head, Eastern Adriatic Department

1991 - 1995

UKMIS New York, First Secretary ECOSOC

1990 - 1991

UKDEL Vienna, First Secretary

1988 - 1990

FCO, Desk Officer, Security Policy Department

1985 - 1988

FCO, Desk Officer, ECD (I)

1982 - 1985

British Embassy Warsaw, Third/Second Secretary Political

1980 - 1982

FCO, Desk Officer, Indonesia/Philippines

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Published 20 June 2011