Ms Fiona Clouder has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Chile starting in February 2014.
She will succeed Mr Jon Benjamin, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Clouder will take up her appointment during February 2014.
Ms Clouder joined the FCO in 2001 from the Research Councils, where her work included international science policy. She led the FCO’s work on Science and Innovation until 2006.
She then went to India, as Director of Corporate Services, returning to London to work on migration issues. As Deputy Director Americas for the last two years, Ms Clouder has led the FCO’s strategy on Latin America and work on bilateral relations with South America.
On her appointment, Ms Clouder has said:
I am delighted to have been appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Chile. I look forward to furthering relations with Chile, one of the most important countries in the region; a country with which the UK has strong historical ties, productive and important current relations, and where there are major opportunities to develop new partnerships, to the mutual benefit of both Chile and the UK”.
|Full name:||Fiona Jennifer Clouder|
|Mar 2011 – present||FCO, Deputy Director, Americas and Head of South America|
|Jan 2011 – Mar 2011||FCO, Acting Director, Migration|
|May 2009 – Jan 2011||FCO, Deputy Director, Migration|
|May 2006 – Apr 2009||New Delhi, Director, Corporate Services|
|Apr 2002 – Apr 2006||FCO, Head of Science & Innovation|
|Oct 2001 – Apr 2002||FCO, Deputy Head of Science & Technology|
|Apr 2001 – Oct 2001||BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), Head of Strategy|
|May 1997 – Apr 2001||BBSRC, Head of International Relations|
|Feb 1996 – Apr 1997||UKRO (UK Research Office), Brussels, Head of Office|
|Mar 1994 – Feb 1996||BBSRC, Deputy Head of International Relations|
|Sep 1991 – Mar 1994||SERC (Science and Engineering Research Council), Private Secretary to Chairman and Chief Executive|
|May 1988 – Sep 1991||SERC, Regional Coordinator, Manufacturing Engineering|
|Sep 1985 – Apr 1988||SERC, Committee Secretary, Physical Sciences|
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