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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to France

Sir Julian King KCVO CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the French Republic

Sir Julian King

Sir Julian King KCVO CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the French Republic in succession to Sir Peter Ricketts GCMG GCVO, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service in January 2016. Sir Julian will take up his appointment at the start of February 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Sir Julian King KCVO CMG
Married to: Lotte Knudsen
2014 – present FCO, Director-General Economic & Consular
2011 – 2014 Director General of the Northern Ireland Office
2009 – 2011 Dublin, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2008 – 2009 EU Commission, Chef de Cabinet to British Commissioner
2004 – 2008 UK Rep Brussels, UK Representative on EU Political and Security Committee
2003 – 2004 UKMis New York, Counsellor
1998 – 2003 UKRep Brussels, First Secretary later Counsellor working on enlargement
1994 – 1998 FCO, Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State
1990 – 1994 FCO, Second later First Secretary working on NATO and European Defence
1987 – 1990 Paris, Third later Second Secretary, Ecole Nationale d’Administration; later Private Secretary to Her Majesty’s Ambassador
1985 – 1987 Joined FCO, worked on Latin America and Western Europe

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Published 18 December 2015
Last updated 29 January 2016 + show all updates
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