Press release

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Oman

Mr Hamish Cowell CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.

Hamish Cowell

Mr Hamish Cowell CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman in succession to Mr Jonathan Wilks CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Cowell will take up his appointment during September 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Hamish Cowell
Married to Shadi Khan Kasmai Cowell
Children Three daughters
2013 – 2016 Tunis, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2012 – 2013 FCO, Head, North Africa Department
2011 – 2012 FCO, Head, Libya Crisis Unit
2010 – 2011 FCO, Private Secretary, Minister of State
2005 – 2009 Paris, First Secretary, later Head, International Policy Team
2004 – 2005 Secondment to Quai d’Orsay
2001 – 2004 UKRep Brussels, First Secretary, Middle East Issues
2000 – 2001 Middle East Research Associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies
2000 No.10, Downing Street Press Office
1999 – 2000 FCO, Foreign Secretary’s Speechwriter
1996 – 1999 Cairo, Head, Political, Economic & Development Sections
1994 – 1996 FCO, Desk Officer, Common Foreign & Security Policy Unit
1992 – 1994 Tehran, Deputy Head of Mission & First Secretary Political
1989 – 1992 Colombo, Second Secretary, Political and Press
1987 – 1988 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Iran/Iraq, Middle East Department

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Published 11 April 2017