He will succeed Mr Andrew Mace. Mr Gooding will take up his appointment during September 2011.
Mr Gooding joined the Foreign Office in 1999. He has served as Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives and as Political and Economic Consul at the British Consulate General in Shanghai. His London positions have included Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary and Head of the EU Budget team.
On his appointment as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Mr Gooding said:
“I am honoured and delighted to be appointed HM Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia. The UK and Cambodia have strong shared interests in a variety of fields, including trade, development, tourism, climate change, security, and human rights. I look forward to developing further the strong ties that already exist between our two countries and to creating new partnerships in the years ahead.”
Dr Christopher McCormick
Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Deputy High Commissioner
June 06-Mar 08
FCO, Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary
July 04-June 06
FCO, Team Leader, EU Budget Team
Aug 02-July 04
Shanghai, Consul (Politics, Economics, PPA)
Oct 00-July 02
London and Beijing, Full Time Language Training in Mandarin
Sept 99-Oct 00
FCO, Desk Officer, EU Department (External)