Announcement

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador

Mrs Linda Mary Cross MBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador in succession to Ms Julie Chappell OBE who was Her Majesty's Non-Resident Ambassador.

Mrs Cross will take up her appointment during May 2012.

The decision to re-open our Embassy in El Salvador was announced in May 2011 as part of the UK government’s policy of strengthening relations with Latin America. The work of the Embassy will focus on the FCO’s prosperity and security agendas.

Mrs Cross joined the FCO in 1978 and has previously served in Latin America, with two postings to the Republic of Ecuador.

On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, Mrs Cross said:

“I am delighted to have been given this opportunity of putting into effect the UK government’s policy of strengthening relations with this important region. I look forward to building on the work of our Embassy in Guatemala and deepening our relations with El Salvador.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Linda Mary Cross, MBE

Married to:

Mike Cross

May 08 - present

Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Quito

July 07 - March 08

FCO, Assistant Director, Protocol Directorate

March 05 - July 07

FCO, Operations Manager, Event Management Group

Feb 01 - Feb 05

Yekaterinburg, Her Majesty’s Consul General

July 98 - Jan 01

Baku, Deputy Head of Mission and Consul

August 97 - Sept 97

Tirana, Acting Head of Mission

Jan 95 - July 97

UKMis New York, Third, later Second Secretary

Feb 92 - Aug 94

Vienna, Third Secretary and Vice Consul

March 78 - July 91

Postings to Rabat, Prague, Quito, Washington and Paris, followed by a posting as Executive Secretary to Diplomatic Service Wives Association (now Diplomatic Service Families Association)

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