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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iraq

Mr Jon Wilks CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq in succession to Mr Frank Baker OBE

Mr Jon Wilks CMG

Mr Jon Wilks CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq in succession to Mr Frank Baker OBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Wilks will take up his appointment in November 2017.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Jonathan Paul Wilks CMG
Married to: Ms Patricia Haslach
2014 – present Muscat, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2014 UK Special Envoy for Syria
2012 – 2013 UK Special Envoy to the Syrian opposition
2012 Shrivenham, Higher Command and Staff Course
2010 – 2011 Sana’a, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2009 – 2010 Baghdad, Deputy Head of Mission
2007 – 2009 Dubai, British Government Arabic Spokesman
2005 – 2007 FCO, Deputy Head, Security Policy Group
2004 – 2005 FCO, Deputy Head (Political), Iraq Group
2003 Baghdad, Deputy Head, British Office
2002 – 2003 Cabinet Office (secondment), Iraq Analyst, Assessments Staff
1999 – 2002 Special Unpaid Leave (Academic Sabbatical)
1996 – 1999 Riyadh, First Secretary (Economic)
1993 – 1996 Khartoum, Second Secretary (Political, Press and Public Affairs)
1991 – 1993 London and Cairo, Full-time Arabic Language training
1990 – 1991 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer Iran, Middle East Department
1989 Joined FCO

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Published 26 July 2017