Announcement

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Colombia

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby

Married to:

Barbara Maria Croisdale-Appleby

Children:

Two, Edward and Juliette

June 2010 - present

FCO, Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary

May 2008 - June 2010

FCO, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Development, Human Resources Directorate

Aug 2002 - April 2008

UK Permanent Representation to the EU, First Secretary

Jan 2002 - Aug 2002

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Nov 2001 - Jan 2002

FCO, Desk Officer, Afghanistan Emergency Unit

July 1998 - Nov 2001

Caracas, Second Secretary

Oct 1997 - Jan 1998

UK Mission to the United Nations, Middle East Section

Oct 1996 - Sept 1997

FCO, Desk Officer for Nigeria