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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to The Gambia

Ms Sharon Wardle has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia.

Ms Sharon Wardle
Ms Sharon Wardle

Ms Sharon Wardle has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia in succession to Mr Colin Crorkin MBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Wardle will take up her appointment during summer 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Sharon Wardle
Married to: Peter Millman
2016 – Present Tunis, Head North Africa Counter Terrorism & Extremism Network
2016 FCO, Policy Adviser, International Counter Extremism Group
2014 – 2015 Beirut, Head of Syria Office
2012 – 2013 Sana’a, Deputy Head of Mission
2011 – 2012 FCO, Head of Strategy & Communications Department, Consular Directorate
2010 – 2011 FCO, Programme Director, Consular Strategy
2008 – 2010 FCO, Project Director, Global Out of Hours Project, Consular Directorate
2005 – 2008 Riyadh, Director UK Trade & Investment
2002 – 2004 UKTI, Deputy Director, International Group & Head of Near East & North Africa Unit
2000 – 2002 British Consultants & Construction Bureau, Director Africa /Middle East /Asia Pacific
1996 – 1999 UKTI, UAE Desk Officer, followed by Deputy Head of Development Business Team
1991 – 1996 Beirut, Vice Consul
1990 – 1991 World wide temporary cover duties
1987 – 1989 Moscow, Visa Officer
1985 – 1986 FCO, Desk Officer, Migration & Visa Department
1985 Joined FCO

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Published 15 March 2017