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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Burma

Mr Andrew Patrick has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Burma.

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Andrew Patrick

Andrew Patrick

He will succeed Mr Andrew Heyn, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Patrick will take up his appointment during August 2013.

Mr Patrick joined the FCO in 1988. Most recently he has worked on South Asian issues both in London as Additional Director and in Kabul, as Deputy Head of Mission. His previous postings have taken him to Africa and to Europe.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Burma, Mr Patrick has said:

I am delighted to be appointed as British Ambassador to Burma. The next few years should be a period of tremendous political and economic change in the country. I look forward to playing my part in British efforts to support Burma on its continuing path to democracy and prosperity.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Andrew Patrick
Dates Post
2009 – present FCO, Additional Director South Asia
2007 – 2009 Kabul, Deputy Head of Mission
2004 – 2007 Pretoria, Deputy Head of Mission
2001 – 2004 FCO, Head of Newsroom
2000 – 2001 FCO, Head of Knowledge Programme
1998 – 2000 FCO, Private Secretary, Foreign Secretary’s Office
1996 – 1998 FCO, Head of Section (Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia)
1995 – 1996 Brussels, First Secretary, UKDEL NATO
1991 – 1995 Nicosia, Third later Second Secretary
1989 – 1991 FCO, Desk Officer, Security Policy Department

Further information

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Published 13 June 2013