Mr David Belgrove OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia in succession to Mr Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Belgrove will take up his appointment during April 2015.
Mr Belgrove joined the FCO in 1982 and has served in the Czech Republic, Kuwait, India, Canada, Afghanistan and Liberia. Most recently he has been Deputy Head of Mission and Consul General at the British Embassy in Khartoum. He was awarded an OBE in 2010 for his work in Afghanistan.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, Mr Belgrove said:
I am delighted to be returning to Liberia, this time as the British Ambassador. The people and Government of Liberia face many challenges. I look forward to working with them and international partners to help them and their neighbours recover from the current crises and fulfil their potential for a peaceful and prosperous future.
2012 - present
Khartoum, Deputy Head of Mission
2010 - 2012
Monrovia, Chargé d’Affaires
2009 - 2010
FCO, Deputy Head of Afghan Interdepartmental Drugs Unit
2007 - 2009
Kabul, Head of Counter Narcotics Team
2004 - 2007
FCO, Team Leader Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Section, Conflict Issues Group
2002 - 2004
FCO, Head of Section and Security Sector Reform Manager, Caribbean Team
1998 - 2002
Ottawa, First Secretary, Head of Media and Public Affairs