Ms Catherine Inglehearn has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea in succession to Mr Graham Styles, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Inglehearn will take up her appointment during June 2015.
Ms Inglehearn joined the FCO in 1990 and until recently was Deputy Head of East-West Africa Department. Her FCO career has included a wide range of roles covering Africa, Eastern Europe and energy related issues, with postings to Kazakhstan, Slovenia and Italy.
On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, Ms Inglehearn said:
I am delighted to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea. It will be a privilege to work with the government and people of Guinea at this difficult time to achieve long-term recovery following the Ebola outbreak. I look forward to strengthening the growing political and economic cooperation between our two countries, and to working closely with Guinea on a range of regional issues of importance to us both.
One step daughter and one step son
2012 – present
FCO, Deputy Head of Africa East-West Department, Africa Directorate
2009 – 2012
FCO, Head of Energy Security, Climate Change and Energy Department
2007 – 2009
FCO, Head of Nigeria/ Central Africa Team, Africa Directorate
2003 – 2007
Almaty/Astana, Deputy Head of Mission
2001 – 2003
FCO, Desk Officer for the former Soviet Union, EU Department
2000 – 2001
FCO, Desk Officer for Stability Pact for Europe, Eastern Adriatic Department
1999 – 2000
FCO, Desk Officer for Serbia, Eastern Adriatic Department