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.
Charles Edmund Garrett
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