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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to South Sudan

Ms Alison Blackburne has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to South Sudan

Ms Alison Blackburne has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan in succession to Mr Tim Morris, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Blackburne will take up her appointment in April 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Alison Blackburne
2012 – 2016 Kampala, High Commissioner
2011 – 2012 Washington, HM Consul General and Counsellor Corporate Services USA (Temporary Duty)
2011 Jakarta, Deputy Head of Mission (Temporary Duty)
2008 – 2010 Ministry of Justice, Principal Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
2006 – 2008 UK Permanent Representation to the European Union Brussels, Political Counsellor
2003 – 2006 Harare, Deputy Head of Mission
2000 – 2003 Stockholm, First Secretary Head of Political/Economic Section
1996 – 2000 UK Permanent Mission to the United Nations New York, First Secretary (Economic and Social)
1995 – 1996 FCO, Head of Russia, Ukraine and Moldova Section, Eastern Department
1994 – 1995 FCO, Head of Russia External/Commonwealth of Independent States Section, Eastern Department
1992 – 1994 FCO, Desk Officer for Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) implementation, CFSP Unit
1989 – 1992 Warsaw, Third (then Second) Secretary Chancery
1987 – 1989 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, East Africa Department
1987 Joined FCO

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Published 28 March 2017