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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ireland

Mr Robin Barnett CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Ireland

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Mr Robin Barnett CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ireland in succession to Mr Dominick Chilcott CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Barnett will take up his appointment during August 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Robin Barnett CMG
Children One son. Three stepchildren
2011 – 2016 Warsaw, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2010 – 2011 Managing Director Business Group, UK Trade & Investment
2006 – 2010 Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Romania
2002 – 2006 Director of UK Visas
2001 – 2002 FCO, Afghanistan Emergency Unit
1998 – 2001 British Embassy Warsaw, Deputy Head of Mission
1996 – 1998 FCO, Deputy Head, Eastern Adriatic Department
1991 – 1995 UKMIS New York, First Secretary
1990 – 1991 UKDEL Vienna, First Secretary
1988 – 1990 FCO, Desk Officer, Security Policy Department
1985 – 1988 FCO, Desk Officer, European Community Department
1982 – 1985 Warsaw, Third/Second Secretary Political
1980 – 1982 FCO, Desk Officer, Indonesia/Philippines
1980 Joined FCO

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Published 25 May 2016