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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Germany

Sir Sebastian Wood is to become Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

Sir Sebastian Wood KCMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany in succession to Sir Simon McDonald KCMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Sir Sebastian will take up his appointment during September 2015.

Sir Sebastian joined the FCO in 1983 and has served in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Washington and most recently as the British Ambassador to China from 2010 to 2015.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Sir James Sebastian Lamin Wood KCMG
Married to Sirinat Wood
Children One son and three daughters
2010 - 2015 Beijing, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2008 – 2009 Secondment to Rolls-Royce Group
2005 – 2008 FCO, Director Asia Pacific
2001 – 2005 Washington, Counsellor Political
2000 - 2001 Harvard University, Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs
1998 – 2000 Principal Private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary
1996 – 1998 FCO, Security Policy Department then United Nations Department
1994 – 1996 Hong Kong, First Secretary UKREP Joint Liaison Group
1992 – 1994 Hong Kong, First Secretary and Consul for Macau BTC
1991 Mandarin Language Training (Taiwan)
1989 – 1991 FCO, Security Policy Department
1986 – 1989 Bangkok, Second later First Secretary
1984 Thai Language Training (Thailand)
1983 FCO, European Community Department (External)

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