Mr Brownbill will no longer be taking up this position, and an announcement about the next Ambassador to Guinea will be made in due course.
He will succeed Mr Graham Styles, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Brownbill will take up his appointment during April 2014.
Mr Brownbill joined the FCO in 1979 and has previously served as Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City and Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Managua. He is currently working in the Estates and Security Directorate in the FCO in London.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, Mr Brownbill has said:
I’m very much looking forward to returning to West Africa and the privilege of being Ambassador to Guinea. It’s an exciting time for Guinea and I look forward to being able to contribute to achieving our shared political and commercial objectives, particularly by encouraging further British investment in Guinea.
Timothy Patrick Brownbill
2012 – present
FCO, Asset Management Department, Estates and Security Directorate
2008 – 2011
Ho Chi Minh City, Consul General
2004 – 2008
Düsseldorf, Head of UK Trade Services
2002 – 2004
2000 – 2002
Secondment to Yorkshire Forward, International Trade Director for Yorkshire and Humber
FCO, Head of Resources, EU Directorate
Havana, Second Secretary (Commercial/Economic)
FCO, EU Enlargement Negotiations
Vilnius, Deputy Head of Mission
FCO, Information Department
Lagos, Commercial Attaché
FCO, Maritime, Aviation and Environment Department