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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mongolia

Catherine Arnold has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Mongolia.

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Catherine Arnold

Catherine Arnold has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mongolia in succession to Mr Christopher Stuart, who has left the Diplomatic Service. She will take up her appointment during May 2015.

Ms Arnold joined the FCO in 2006. She has worked on a range of issues including human rights, counter terrorism and public affairs. After serving in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Oman, Ms Arnold returned to London to work in the FCO’s Prosperity Directorate before moving to UK Trade & Investment.

Born and educated in Asia, Ms Arnold started her career in the private sector, working in the UK and overseas before joining the FCO. She holds degrees in conflict, philosophy, and theology & mathematics.

On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mongolia, Catherine Arnold has said:

I am delighted to have been appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mongolia. It is a particular honour to serve in a country with such a fascinating history and promising future. I look forward to working with the Mongolian Government and people to build on the strong links between our countries to further our mutual prosperity and security.


Full name: Catherine Elizabeth Jane Arnold
2015 Language Training (Mongolian)
2014 FCO/UKTI, Philanthropic Investment
2013 – 2014 FCO, Head, Emerging Powers Initiative
2011 – 2013 Kabul, Head of Communication & Spokesman
2009 – 2011 Tehran, Political, Human Rights
2009 Language Training (Farsi)
2008 Baghdad, Political, Press & Public Affairs
2007 – 2008 Muscat, Political, Press & Public Affairs
2006 – 2007 FCO, Prevent (Counter Terrorism)
2006 Joined FCO

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Published 23 March 2015