Mr Bernhard Garside has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador in succession to Mrs Linda Cross MBE, who has retired from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Garside is expected to take up his appointment during January 2015.
Mr Garside joined the FCO in 1983 and was most recently Deputy Ambassador to Algeria. He has previously served in Latin America with a posting to Cuba.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, Mr Garside has said:
I am delighted to have been appointed as British Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador.
El Salvador is a key player on a variety of regional and Central American issues. I look forward to taking our relations to a new level across the range of mutual interests and getting to know this beautiful and diverse country.
Bernhard Herbert Garside
Jennifer Susan Garside
2 daughters, 1 son
2011 – present
Algiers, Deputy Head of Mission
2008 – 2010
FCO, Business Change Manager, Finance Directorate
2007 – 2008
Khartoum, Migration Delivery Officer to Sudan
FCO, Head of Illegal Immigration and Asylum Team, Migration Directorate