Press release

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Senegal and to Cape Verde

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.

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George Hodgson

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.


Full name 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
2004 Kabul, Second Secretary
2002 – 2003 FCO, Desk Officer, Enlargement & Wider Europe Team
2002 Joined FCO

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Published 3 March 2015