Press release

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire

Ms Josephine Gauld has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in succession to Mr Mark Bensberg

Josephine Gauld

Ms Josephine Gauld has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in succession to Mr Mark Bensberg, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Gauld will take up her appointment during August 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Josephine Lucy Louisa Gauld
Children: One daughter
2014 – present Secondment to the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, France
2014 FCO, Ebola Response Team, Africa Directorate
2012 – 2014 Abuja, Deputy Head of Political Section (Economic Community of West African States and External Affairs)
2009 – 2012 FCO, Head of South Caucasus Section, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Department
2007 – 2009 Abidjan, First Secretary (Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, and Burkina Faso)
2004 – 2007 Kinshasa, Second Secretary
2002 – 2004 FCO, Desk Officer, European Union Department
2002 Joined FCO

Further information

Media enquiries

For journalists

Published 11 March 2016