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.
|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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