Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Bahrain
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Mr Simon Martin has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mr Simon Martin has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain in succession to Mr Iain Lindsay OBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Martin will take up his appointment during September 2015.
Mr Martin joined the FCO in 1984 and served in London, Rangoon, Budapest and Prague in a number of policy and commercial roles. His most recent role was as Deputy Private Secretary to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr Martin has said:
I am delighted and honoured to be asked to represent the United Kingdom in Bahrain. Our two Kingdoms share a long and special history. I look forward to the celebration of the bicentenary of our relationship in 2016. We are strong partners in many fields. I also look forward to working closely with the Government of Bahrain to develop our relationship still further, in the interests of our two countries and peoples.
|Full name:||Simon Martin|
|Children:||One son & one daughter|
|2012 – present||Clarence House, Deputy Private Secretary to TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall|
|2009 – 2012||FCO, Director Protocol and Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, Protocol Directorate|
|2005 – 2009||Prague, Deputy Head of Mission|
|2003 – 2005||Unilever plc Africa Business Group, Corporate Relations Adviser|
|2001 – 2003||FCO, Deputy Head, Southern European Department|
|1995 – 2001||Language training (Hungarian) followed by Budapest, Head of Commercial Section|
|1993 –1995||FCO, Head of Middle East Terrorism and Lockerbie Section, Security Coordination Department|
|1991 – 1993||FCO, Head of Multilateral Section, Drugs and International Crime Department|
|1990 – 1991||FCO, Gulf War Emergency Unit|
|1986 – 1990||Language training (Burmese) followed by Rangoon, Second Secretary and Vice Consul|
|1985 – 1986||FCO, South Africa Sanctions Desk Officer, Southern African Department|
|1984 – 1985||FCO, Desk Officer for Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi and Sao Tome and Principe, Central African Department|
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