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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Angola

Jessica Hand has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Angola

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Angola

Mrs Jessica Hand has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Angola and non-resident Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe in succession to Mr John Dennis, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Hand will take up her appointment in February 2018.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Jessica Mary Hand
Married to: Professor Dr Robert Hand
Children: Three step-children
2014 – present FCO, Head, Arms Export Policy
2013 FCO Various assignments working on crisis management, high profile visits and the Arms Trade Treaty
2008 – 2012 Istanbul, Her Majesty’s Consul General and Director of UK Trade and Investment for Turkey
2004 – 2008 Moscow, Her Majesty’s Consul General and Director of Operations
2002 – 2004 Seconded as UK Political Adviser, NATO JFC Brunssum
1999 – 2001 FCO, Deputy Head, Non-Proliferation Department
1996 – 1999 Minsk, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
1994 – 1996 Language training (Russian)
1992 – 1994 FCO, Head of South Africa Section, Africa Department
1990 – 1992 FCO, Head of Economic & Sanctions Department, UN Department
1987 – 1990 Dakar, Second Secretary
1986 – 1987 FCO, Desk Officer for Hungary and Czechoslovakia
1985 – 1986 FCO, Desk Officer for India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives
1985 Joined FCO  

Further information

Published 21 July 2017