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Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Ecuador

Mr Patrick Mullee has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador.

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He will succeed Mrs Linda Mary Cross MBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Mullee will take up his appointment during August 2012.

Mr Mullee joined the FCO in 1974 and has served in several Latin American countries. He is currently Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Uruguay. Mr Mullee previously worked as Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy in Quito from 2000 to 2003.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador, Mr Mullee said:

“It is an honour to be appointed Ambassador to Ecuador. The Secretary of State has emphasised the importance of strengthening Britain’s ties with Latin America. I look forward to returning to Quito and leading the Embassy’s work at such an important time in our relations with Ecuador and Latin America. I believe there is scope to deepen our engagement with Ecuador, particularly to promote the UK’s prosperity through more trade and economic ties.”

Curriculum vitae


Patrick Mullee

Apr 2008-present

Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Montevideo

Dec 2003-Jul 2007

FCO, HR Manager DG Defence and Intelligence

Aug 2000-Sept 2003

Quito, Deputy Head of Mission

Oct 1997-Mar 2000

FCO, Deputy Head of PMU3, Personnel Management Dept

Sept 1995-Sept 1997

FCO, Desk Officer for Eastern Caribbean and Regional Security

July 1991-July 1995

Bridgetown, Second Secretary Chancery

Jan 1988-Feb 1991

San Jose, Vice Consul

Jul 1984-Dec 1987

FCO, Planning Staff

Jan 1983-Jun 1984

Floater, Latin America

Oct 1980-Oct 1982

Floater, Africa

Oct 1977-Feb 1980

Caracas, Attache

Feb 1976-Aug 1977

Prague, Attache

Feb 1974

Joined FCO

Published 15 March 2012