Ms Jan Thompson OBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Czech Republic.
She will succeed Ms Sian MacLeod OBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Thompson will take up her appointment during July 2013.
Ms Thompson joined the FCO in 1990 after studying French and German at Durham University, and following two years at the BBC. She has spent most of her career working in the areas of international negotiation, crisis management, and conflict, security and defence policy.
On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Ms Thompson has said:
I am honoured and delighted to be taking up my post in a country with such rich historical and cultural resonances. I hope to play my part in strengthening further the very close links which exist between our two countries, bilaterally and within the framework of the European Union.
|Full name:||Jan Thompson|
|2012 - present||Full time language training (Czech)|
|2012 - 2012||FCO, Project Leader, Future of FCO Climate Diplomacy|
|2011 - 2011||FCO, Head, Libya Unit|
|2010 - 2010||FCO, Head Strategic Defence and Security Review Team|
|2007 - 2010||Secondment to Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK Lead Negotiator, International Climate Negotiations|
|2005 - 2007||FCO, Comprehensive Spending Review Programme Director|
|2005 - 2005||FCO, Senior FCO Representative in Scotland for G8 Summit|
|2005 - 2005||Phuket, Head British Embassy Office|
|2002 - 2005||FCO, Head Afghanistan Department|
|2000 - 2002||FCO, Deputy Head United Nations Department|
|1997 - 2000||UKMis New York, First Secretary (Security Council)|
|1994 - 1997||FCO, Head of Section, Eastern Adriatic Department|
|1994 - 1994||Berlin, Temporary Duty|
|1992 - 1994||Bonn, Second Secretary (Political)|
|1991 - 1992||Secondment to German MFA|
|1990 - 1991||FCO, Desk Officer El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica, Latin America Department|