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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Macedonia

Mr Charles Garrett has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia.

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Charles Garrett
Charles Garrett

He will succeed Mr Christopher Yvon, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Garrett will take up his appointment during summer 2014.

Mr Garrett joined the FCO in 1987. He is currently on secondment as Foreign Affairs Liaison at the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. Before that he served as Head of International Relations at the Organising Committee of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. His FCO career has been divided between Europe with postings in Cyprus and Switzerland, and East Asia with postings in Hong Kong and Taipei.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Macedonia, Mr Garrett has said:

I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed as British Ambassador to Macedonia. I look forward to working with Macedonia on issues of importance to both our countries, and to contributing to our growing political and economic relationship.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Charles Edmund Garrett
Married to: Véronique Garrett
Children: Five
Period Post
2012 – present Secondment to Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Foreign Affairs Liaison
2010 – 2012 Secondment to London 2012 Olympics, Head of International Relations
2009 – 2010 FCO, Strategic Finance Team
2005 – 2009 Taipei, Deputy Director of British Trade & Cultural Office
2003 – 2005 FCO, Head of EU Enlargement Team
2001 – 2003 FCO, Deputy Head of Central European Department
1997 – 2001 Berne, Head of Political and Public Affairs
1995 – 1997 FCO, UK Know How Fund, Head of Balkans Team
1993 – 1995 FCO, Hong Kong Department
1990 – 1993 Hong Kong, Joint Liaison Group
1989 Nicosia, Third Secretary Political Affairs
1988 – 1989 Hong Kong, Joint Liaison Group
1987 – 1988 FCO, Economic Relations Department
1987 Joined FCO

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Published 23 July 2013