Press release

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea

Mr Tim Brownbill has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Tim Brownbill
Tim Brownbill

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.

Personal details  
Full name: Timothy Patrick Brownbill
Period Post
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 Managua, Ambassador
2000 – 2002 Secondment to Yorkshire Forward, International Trade Director for Yorkshire and Humber
1999-2000 FCO, Head of Resources, EU Directorate
1996-1999 Havana, Second Secretary (Commercial/Economic)
1994-1996 FCO, EU Enlargement Negotiations
1992-1994 Vilnius, Deputy Head of Mission
1989-1992 FCO, Information Department
1986-1989 Madrid, Vice-Consul
1982-1985 Lagos, Commercial Attaché
1979-1982 FCO, Maritime, Aviation and Environment Department

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Published 13 January 2014