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Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mongolia

Mr Christopher Charles Stuart has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mongolia. He will take up his appointment during April 2012.

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He will succeed Miss Thorhilda Mary Vivia Abbott-Watt who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

Mr Stuart joined the FCO in 1997. He has held a variety of positions at home and abroad. He has served overseas in Tokyo and in Osaka where he was Consul General and Head of UKTI. He most recently spent a period on secondment to the private sector.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mongolia, Mr Stuart said:

“I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed Ambassador to Mongolia. This is an exciting and promising moment in the history of this beautiful country.”

“We have a close and enduring friendship with Mongolia and it will be a privilege to lead the Embassy team in Ulaanbaatar in further developing and strengthening the links between the two countries.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Christopher Charles Stuart

Sept 2009 - present

Director Corporate Development, The Energy Technologies Institute (Private Sector secondment)

April 2007 - Sept 2009

Osaka, Consul General, Head of UKTI

Jan 2004 - April 2007

Head of Investment and Deputy Consul General West Japan

Jan 2003 - Oct 2004

Japanese Language Training

Oct 2001 - Dec 2002

UKTI, Head, Near East and North Africa Unit

Mar 1997 - Oct 2001

FCO, First Secretary Science and Technology Tokyo

1993 - 1997

Lecturer (p/t) Basford Hall College

Aug 1986 - Nov 1996

Health and Safety Executive, HM Inspector of Health and Safety

1982 - 1986

Development Chemist, Granwood

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Published 14 December 2011