Announcement

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Albania

Mr Nicholas Cannon OBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Albania.

He will succeed Ms Fiona McIlwham who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Cannon will take up his appointment during March 2012.

Mr Cannon joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1988 and has served in Paris, Nicosia, Islamabad and most recently as Ambassador to Rwanda (High Commissioner after Rwanda joined the Commonwealth in 2009) and Ambassador (non-resident) to Burundi.

On his appointment as Ambassador to Albania, Mr Cannon said:

“It is a great honour to be appointed to this post in this the 100th year of the Independence of Albania. I look forward to working to improve still further the excellent relations between the Republic of Albania and the United Kingdom.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Nicholas Cannon

Married to:

Alice Cannon

Children:

Two sons

2008-2011

Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to Rwanda and Her Majesty’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Burundi

2004-2007

FCO, Deputy Head, Africa Department (Southern)

2003-2004

10 Downing Street, Assistant Private Secretary

2000-2002

Islamabad, First Secretary

1997-2000

FCO, Section Head, Southern European Department

1994-1997

Nicosia, Second Secretary (Political)

1992-1993

FCO, Desk Officer, European Community Department

1990-1992

Paris, Third Secretary (Political)

1989

FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Hong Kong Department

1988

FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Economic Relations Department

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