Announcement

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mongolia

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Miss Thorhilda Mary Vivia Abbott-Watt has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mongolia.

She will succeed Mr Wiliam Andrew Dickson who has retired from the Diplomatic Service. Miss Abbott-Watt will take up her appointment with immediate effect.

Miss Abbott-Watt joined the FCO in 1974 and has held a succession of diplomatic posts at home and abroad, as well as short appointments to UKTI and the Ministry of Defence. This is her third posting as Ambassador and her fourth as Head of Mission. It is the second time she has served as Ambassador to Mongolia.

On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mongolia, Miss Abbott-Watt said:

“I am delighted to be able to return to work for British interests in a country of growing importance to us, and one where we have many friends. It is a privilege as well as a great pleasure once again to lead the Embassy team.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Thorhilda Mary Vivia Abbott-Watt

Married to:

Reef Talbot Hogg

Children:

None

May 2010 - present

Ministry of Defence, International Liaison

Sept 09 - April 10

FCO, Finance Directorate

May 08 - April 09 Ulaanbaatar, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

March-April 08

UKTI, Acting Head, Strategy and Innovation Section

March 07 - Feb 08 FCO, Migration Directorate

Oct 06 - March07 FCO, Afghanistan Group

August 2006

Kabul, Acting Head, Political/Military Section

March-June 06

FCO, Conflict Issues Group

2003-2006

Yerevan, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2001-2002

Dushanbe, Charge d’Affaires

1999-2001

FCO, Head, Visa Policy Section, Joint Entry Clearance Unit

1998-1999

Belgrade, First Secretary Political

1995-1998

Kiev, First Secretary, Head of Commercial Section

1991-1995

FCO, First Secretary, European Union (Internal) Department

1988-1991

Bonn, Second Secretary Political

1986-1988

FCO, Second Secretary, Environment, Maritime, Aviation and Environment Department

1984-1986

United Kingdom Representation to the EU, Third Secretary Political

1981-1984

Paris, British Vice Consul and Entry Clearance Officer

1979-1980

Latin America Floater. Temporary duty in posts in Latin America and the Far and Middle East

1974-1979

FCO, Third Secretary

1974

Joined FCO