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

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Dr Peter Tibber has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan.

He will succeed Mr Nicholas Kay CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Dr Tibber will take up his appointment during Summer 2012.

Dr Tibber joined the FCO in 1984 after completing a doctorate in medieval history at Oxford University. He has been posted to France, Turkey, Mexico, Germany and Pakistan. He was a member of the Senior Management Team of UKTI. Most recently, he has taken up a short term posting as interim High Commissioner in Kenya.

On his appointment Dr Tibber has said “I am honoured and delighted to be appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan. I look forward to working with the Government and colleagues in the Embassy to help bring peace, security and prosperity to the people of Sudan”

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Peter Tibber

Married to:



Three sons

Nov 2011 - present

Nairobi Interim High Commissioner

Sept 2009 - Sept 2011

Islamabad, Deputy High Commissioner

2005 - 2009

Dusseldorf, Consul General & Director UKTI Germany

2002 - 2004

UKTI, Director, International Sectors Group

2001 - 2002

UKTI, Director, International Management Directorate

2000 - 2001

UKTI, Director, Africa and Middle East

1997 - 2000

Mexico City, Deputy Head of Mission

1993 - 2007

Ankara, Head Political Section

1990 - 1992

PS/Minister of State (Lord Caithness/Alastair Goodlad)


Transfer to Foreign and Commonwealth Office/HM Diplomatic Service

1984 - 1990

FCO, Assistant Desk Officer Argentina,
Paris, PS/ Her Majesty’s Ambassador,
FCO, Head of South Africa Sanctions Team