Announcement

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

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

Mr Graeme Jonathan Knott has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary.

He will succeed Mr Greg Dorey who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Knott will take up his appointment during March 2012.

Mr Knott joined the FCO in 1988 and was most recently Deputy Head of Mission and Director for Trade and Investment in South Korea. He has previously held a variety of diplomatic posts at home and abroad, several with a particular focus on commercial and corporate finance issues.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary, Mr Knott said:

“I am delighted and honoured to be taking up this posting. I very much look forward to working closely with the Government of Hungary on a wide range of issues of mutual interest - both bilaterally and in multilateral forums such as the EU, UN and NATO, which both our countries value so highly. I also look forward to developing our countries’ substantial commercial partnership.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Graeme Jonathan Knott

Married to/ partner:

Angela Susan Knott

Children:

One daughter

April 08 - Present

Seoul, Deputy Head of Mission and Director UKTI

2006-2008

FCO, Head of Financial Planning and Performance Department

2005-2006

FCO, Director of FCO Services Change Programme

2000-2005

UKDel OECD Paris, First Secretary (Trade and Finance Negotiator)

1996-2000

Mexico, First Secretary (Head of Political/Economic/Aid Section)

1995-1996

FCO, Deputy European Correspondent, EU Directorate

1991-1995

Havana, Third later Second Secretary (Political / PPA)

1990-1991

FCO, Desk Officer Sanctions enforcement, Gulf War Emergency Unit

1988-1990

FCO, Desk Officer, Anti Drugs Cooperation Department

1988

Joined FCO