He will succeed Mr David Morley.
Mr Crorkin will take up his appointment during June 2014.
Mr Crorkin joined the FCO in 1975 and has most recently served as Her Majesty’s Consul General at the British Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. His career spans numerous postings in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to Afghanistan he served for almost five years as Deputy Head of Mission in Manila, Philippines.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to The Gambia, Mr Crorkin has said:
I am delighted to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to The Republic of The Gambia and I look forward to doing everything I can to strengthen the relationship between our two countries.
There are strong cultural and family connections which bring us together. I look forward to working with our partners in both government and civil society to deepen our broad-based ties.
Following The Gambia’s withdrawal from the Commonwealth, the British High Commission has been re-designated as the British Embassy.
||Colin Wynn Crorkin MBE
||Joanne Lynn Finnamore-Crorkin
|Feb 2012 – present
||Kabul, HM Consul General
|Oct 2011 – Dec 2011
||Tripoli, Deputy Head of Mission/Chargé d’Affaires
|Nov 2006 – Aug 2011
||Manila, Deputy Head of Mission
|May 2005 – Jun 2006
||Kirkuk, HM Consul General
|Nov 2004 – Mar 2005
||Baghdad, Senior Management Officer
|Mar 2002 – Oct 2004
||Tripoli, Deputy Head of Mission
|Oct 1997 – Jan 2002
||Lagos, Senior Management Officer
|Jul 1994 – Sep 1997
||FCO, Near East and North Africa Department & Human Resources
|Feb 1992 – Jun 1994
||New York, British Trade & Investment Office
|Oct 1987 – Dec 1991
||Kinshasa, Management Officer, later Deputy Head of Mission
|Jun 1984 – Sep 1987
||FCO, Personnel Department
|Feb 1983 – May 1984
||Brussels, UK Representation to the EU, Assistant Press Officer
|Jan 1980 – Nov 1982
||Beirut, Visa Officer
|Sep 1977 – Dec 1979
||Rome, Chancery Officer
|July 1975 – Aug 1977
||FCO, Finance Department
||Joined the FCO
UK and Gambia
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