Mr Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia.
He will succeed Mr John Dew who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Appleby will take up his appointment during November 2012.
Mr Appleby joined the FCO in 1996 and served in Latin America and at the UK missions to the EU and the UN before being appointed Principal Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary William Hague.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia, Mr Appleby said:
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve in Colombia. Colombia is a key partner for the UK in South America and there is tremendous potential to develop further the existing partnerships on international security, trade, and human rights. President Santos’ recent visit to the UK underlined the vibrancy and importance of the bilateral relationship.”
Barbara Maria Croisdale-Appleby
Two, Edward and Juliette
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Nov 2001 - Jan 2002
FCO, Desk Officer, Afghanistan Emergency Unit
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Caracas, Second Secretary
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UK Mission to the United Nations, Middle East Section
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