News story

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan

Mr Paul Madden CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan in succession to Mr Tim Hitchens CMG LVO

Mr Paul Madden CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan in succession to Mr Tim Hitchens CMG LVO, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Madden will take up his appointment in January 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Paul Damian Madden CMG
Married to: Sarah Pauline Madden
Children: Two sons & one daughter
2015 – present Japanese language training
2015 – 2015 FCO, Additional Director Asia Pacific
2011 – 2015 Canberra, British High Commissioner
2007 – 2011 Singapore, British High Commissioner
2005 – 2007 UK Trade & Investment, Managing Director, Sectors Group
2003 – 2005 FCO, Head, Public Diplomacy Department
2000 – 2003 Singapore, Deputy High Commissioner
1996 – 2000 Washington, First Secretary Trade Policy
1994 – 1996 FCO, Team Leader, European Union Department
1992 – 1994 FCO, Team Leader, Environment Team
1988 – 1992 Tokyo, First Secretary Economic
1987 – 1988 Japanese language training
1986 – 1987 Department for Trade & Industry, Head Japan Team
1985 – 1986 Department for Trade & Industry, Private Secretary to Minister for Corporate Affairs
1984 – 1985 Department for Trade & Industry, Private Secretary to Minister for Small Business
1980 – 1984 Department for Trade & Industry, Various fast stream appointments
1980 Joined Civil Service Fast Stream

Further information

Media enquiries