Press release

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See

Mrs Sally Axworthy MBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Holy See in succession to Mr Nigel Baker OBE MVO.

Mrs Sally Axworthy MBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See in succession to Mr Nigel Baker OBE MVO, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Axworthy will take up her appointment during August 2016.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name Sally Axworthy MBE
Married to Michael Axworthy
Children Four
2013 – 2015 FCO, Joint Head, North Africa Department
2011 – 2013 FCO, Head, Somalia Unit
2011 FCO, Head, Great Lakes, East Africa & Somalia Department
2009 – 2011 India, Director, Corporate Services
2008 Full time language training
2007 – 2008 FCO, Head of Financial Skills
2006 Senior flexible working project, Human Resources Directorate
2004 – 2005 Government Office South West, Project Leader, Vulnerable Adults Project
2001 – 2003 Government Office South West, Assistant Director, Devon and Cornwall
1998 – 2000 FCO, Head, Turkey, Cyprus & Malta Section, European Union Department
1996 – 1998 Bonn, First Secretary (European Union)
1994 – 1996 Secondment to the German Foreign Ministry
1993 – 1994 FCO, Head, Political Section, United Nations Department
1991 – 1992 Kiev, Second Secretary Economic
1989 – 1991 Moscow, Third Secretary Commercial
1988 – 1989 Full time language training (Russian)
1987 – 1988 FCO, Desk Officer, Hungary & Czechoslovakia
1986 Joined FCO

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