Mr Thomas Carter has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala in succession to Mrs Sarah Dickson, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Carter will take up his appointment during August 2015.
Mr Carter joined the FCO in 1976 and most recently was responsible for the FCO’s global consular policy. Prior to that he worked on the London 2012 Olympic Games, after completing a four year posting as joint British High Commissioner to Zambia with his wife, Carolyn Davidson. He has had a variety of previous postings in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala, Mr Carter said:
It is a great honour to be appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala. I look forward to deepening yet further our dialogue and partnership with Guatemala to promote our mutual security and prosperity.
Thomas Henry Carter
Carolyn Jayne Davidson
2012 – 2014
FCO, Deputy Head, Consular Assistance Department
FCO, Silver lead, FCO 2012 Olympics Coordination Centre
Lilongwe, Acting British High Commissioner
2008 – 2012
Lusaka, British High Commissioner (job-share with his wife)
2003 – 2008
Bratislava, Deputy Head of Mission (job-share with his wife)
1999 – 2003
Bangkok, Head of Political Section
1997 – 1999
FCO, Head of South Pacific Section, Far Eastern and Pacific Department
1995 – 1997
FCO, Head of Multilateral and Central Asia Section, Eastern Department