Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

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Mr Gregory Dorey CVO has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

He will succeed Mr Norman Ling who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Dorey will take up his appointment during December 2011.

Mr Dorey joined the FCO in 1986 (after a previous secondment from the Ministry of Defence). Most recently he has been serving as British Ambassador to Hungary. Before that he held a wide variety of diplomatic posts at home and abroad.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr Dorey said:

“It is a great privilege to be appointed to this post, with its important and varying responsibilities. I look forward to getting to know the governments to which I will be accredited and their people first hand; and to representing British interests in the region and with the members of the African Union. I know that I shall enjoy working with our excellent Embassy, Department for International Development and British Council teams to make a positive difference on behalf of the United Kingdom.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Gregory (Greg) John Dorey, CVO

Married to:

Alison Patricia Dorey




Budapest, Her Majesty’s Ambassador


FCO, Assistant Director, Human Resources Directorate


Hong Kong, Deputy Head of Mission


HSBC London (secondment)


Islamabad, Counsellor Economic, Commercial, Development, Media (1996-97) then Deputy High Commissioner (1998-99)


FCO, Deputy Head, Middle East Department

1992-1994 FCO, Private Secretary to Minister of State


Budapest, First Secretary (Political/Economic)


FCO, Acting Head, CSCE Department


Ministry of Defence


UK Delegation to NATO, Brussels, Second Secretary

1977-1981 Ministry of Defence