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Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Norway

Ms Sarah Gillett has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Norway.

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Ms Sarah Gillett

Ms Sarah Gillett CMG CVO has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Norway in succession to Ms Jane Owen, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Gillett will take up her appointment during July 2014.

Ms Gillett joined the FCO in 1976 and has served overseas in the United States of America, France, Brazil, Canada, and most recently as Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Norway, Ms Gillett has said “Norway is a great neighbour and partner of the United Kingdom. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to serve such an important relationship. Our shared interests are extensive, and I look forward to ensuring that they continue to be well looked after”.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Sarah Gillett CMG CVO
2009 – 2013 Berne, HM Ambassador
2006 – 2009 FCO, Director of Protocol and HM Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps
2002 – 2006 Montreal, HM Consul-General
2000 – 2001 Brasilia, Deputy Head of Mission
1997 – 1999 Brasilia, Head of Economic Section
1994 – 1996 FCO, Head of Mekong Section, South East Asia Department
1992 – 1995 Los Angeles, Vice-Consul (Inward Investment)
1991 – 1992 FCO, Central European Department
1990 – 1991 Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister for Overseas Development
1987 – 1989 Paris, Third, later Second, Secretary (Economic)
1984 – 1987 Washington, Third Secretary (Chancery)
1983 – 1984 FCO, Central Africa Department
1982 – 1983 FCO, Falkland Islands Department
1978 – 1982 Special Unpaid Leave
1976 – 1978 FCO, Secretary of State’s Office
1976 Joined FCO

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Published 7 March 2014