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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Latvia

Mr Keith Shannon has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia

Mr Keith Shannon
Mr Keith Shannon

Mr Keith Shannon has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia in succession to Ms Sarah Cowley, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Shannon will take up his appointment in June 2017.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Keith Shannon
Married to: Kate Shannon
2014 - present FCO, Deputy Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate
2013 - 2014 Cabinet Office, Deputy Director of Foreign Policy, National Security Secretariat
2009 - 2013 Chisinau, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova
2004 - 2008 Vilnius, Deputy Head of Mission & Her Majesty’s Consul
2002 - 2003 FCO, Head of Section, Financial Planning and Performance Department
1999 - 2002 FCO, Head of Section, Drugs & International Crime Department
1995 - 1999 Paris, Third Secretary (Technology)
1991 - 1994 Maputo, Third Secretary (Aid/Commercial)
1990 - 1991 FCO, Desk Officer, Latin America Department
1989 - 1990 FCO, Desk Officer, European Community Department (Internal)
1988 Joined FCO

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Published 20 March 2017