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Mr Simon Manley CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Spain, and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra.
He will succeed Mr Giles Paxman CMG LVO. Mr Manley will take up his appointment during October 2013.
Mr Manley joined the FCO in 1990 and has worked on EU, UN and security issues, in London, Brussels and New York, including two secondments to the EU institutions. He was most recently Director Europe at the FCO.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain, and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra, Mr Manley has said:
I am delighted and honoured to be appointed to serve the United Kingdom in these two beautiful countries. I look forward to working in Spain with one of our largest trading partners, a key ally within the EU and NATO, and holiday destination for, and home to, so many Britons.
|Full name:||Simon John Manley|
|Married to:||Maria Isabel Fernandez Utgès Manley|
|2011 – 2013||FCO, Director Europe|
|2007 – 2011||FCO, Director Defence & Strategic Threats|
|2006 – 2007||FCO, Head, Counter Terrorism Policy Department|
|2003 – 2006||FCO, Head, EU Economic, Ireland & Central Europe Team|
|2002 – 2003||FCO, Head, EU (Internal) Department|
|1998 – 2002||Seconded to the EU Council Secretariat’s Asia Unit|
|1993 – 1998||New York, Second, later First Secretary (Political), UK Mission to the United Nations|
|1993||Seconded to DG Competition, European Commission|
|1990 – 1993||FCO, United Nations Department|
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