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Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mali

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Ms Joanne Adamson has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mali.

Ms Joanne Adamson has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mali in succession to Dr Philip Boyle, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Adamson will take up her appointment during August 2014.

Ms Adamson joined the FCO in 1989 and has worked on International Security and Middle East issues. She has previously served in Geneva, Washington and Jerusalem. She has also worked for the United Nations in New York, Kosovo and Gaza. She is currently studying for a Masters of Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mali, Ms Adamson said:

I am delighted to have been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Mali. I look forward to taking up my posting during this important and challenging time in Mali’s history. I am pleased to have the opportunity to deepen our relations with Mali.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Joanne Adamson
2013 – 2014 Special Unpaid Leave at Harvard Kennedy School (studying for Masters in Public Administration)
2011 –2013 Geneva, Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament
2009 – 2011 Geneva, UK Deputy Representative to the Conference on Disarmament
2007 – 2009 FCO, Deputy Head, Counter Proliferation Department
2002 – 2007 Washington, First Secretary (Middle East)
1999 – 2002 Special Unpaid Leave (worked for the United Nations in Gaza, Kosovo and New York)
1997 – 1999 FCO, Team Leader, Management Consultancy & Inspection Department
1996 – 1997 FCO, Desk Officer, Middle East Department
1995 New York, UK Mission to the UN, Committee Support Officer
1992 – 1995 Jerusalem, Third later Second Secretary
1990 – 1992 Full time language training (Arabic)
1989 – 1990 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer (nuclear issues), Security Policy Department

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