Mr George Hodgson has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and Her Majesty’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Cabo Verde in succession to Mr John Marshall, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Hodgson will take up his appointment during July 2015.
Mr Hodgson joined the FCO in 2002 and has held a number of positions in London and overseas. He is currently Head of the FCO’s Ebola Taskforce, working with governments in the region and international partners to eliminate Ebola in West Africa. He has previously worked on a range of European issues in London and Brussels, and on political and security issues in South Asia, from Kabul, Islamabad and Washington.
On his appointment, Mr Hodgson said:
It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Senegal and the Republic of Cabo Verde. I look forward to deepening our dialogue and cooperation with both countries to promote our mutual security and prosperity. My family and I are excited to get to know a beautiful, diverse and culturally rich part of the world.
||George Wilson Hodgson
|2014 – 2015
||FCO, Head of Ebola Taskforce, Africa Directorate
|2012 – 2014
||FCO, Head of Parliamentary & Communications Department, Europe Directorate
|2011 – 2012
||US Department of State, Senior Adviser, Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
|2010 – 1011
||Kabul, Political Counsellor
|2008 – 2010
||Islamabad, First Secretary Political
|2006 – 2008
||Masters in Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
|2005 – 2006
||Brussels UK Representation to the EU, Second Secretary
||Kabul, Second Secretary
|2002 – 2003
||FCO, Desk Officer, Enlargement & Wider Europe Team
UK and Senegal