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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sudan

Michael Aron has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan.

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Michael Aron

Mr Michael Aron has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan in succession to Dr Peter Tibber, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Aron will take up his appointment later this year.

After studying Arabic at Leeds University and before joining the FCO in 1984 Mr Aron worked as an English teacher in Ed Damer Secondary School in northern Sudan for two years. Since then his FCO career has been focussed on the Middle East and North Africa, including as Ambassador to Kuwait, Iraq and most recently Libya. He will be leaving Tunis, where the Embassy to Libya is currently based, in June.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan, Mr Aron has said:

I am delighted to be returning to Sudan after 30 years. I have very fond memories of the charm, hospitality and generosity of the Sudanese people I met and worked with and I look forward to renewing friendships, developing new relationships and working with all parties to help Sudan overcome the challenges it faces.


Full name: Michael Aron
2012 – Present Tripoli, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2011 – 2012 Baghdad, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2010 – 2011 FCO, Head of Middle East Department
2008 – 2009 Kuwait, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2006 – 2008 Brussels, EU Director and Head of Scottish Government EU Office
2002 – 2006 UKRep Brussels, Political Counsellor
1999 – 2002 Amman, Deputy Head of Mission
1997 – 1999 FCO, Head of Comprehensive Spending Review Team and then Head of Management Consultancy Services
1996 – 1997 FCO, Deputy Head of Middle East Department
1993 – 1996 UKMis New York, First Secretary Middle East and Cyprus
1991 – 1993 FCO, Desk Officer, Middle East Peace Process, Near East and North Africa Department
1988 – 1991 Brasilia, First Secretary Commercial and Economic
1986 – 1988 FCO, Desk Officer European Community Department
1986 Secondment to European Commission
1985 UKMis New York, Conference Support Officer 1985 General Assembly
1984 – 1985 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer for Iran, Middle East Department
1981 – 1983 English Teacher in Ed Damer, Nile Province, Sudan

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Published 10 April 2015