Mr Robin Jeremy Ord-Smith MVO has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to The Republic of Tajikistan.
He will succeed Mr Trevor Charles Moore who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Ord-Smith will take up his appointment during March 2012.
Mr Ord-Smith joined the FCO in 1989 and has served in a number of diplomatic roles at home and overseas, including Japan, Malaysia, Romania and Algeria. Mr Ord-Smith has also spent time seconded to the private sector as Marketing Manager Japan for BAE SYSTEMS, to the German Foreign Ministry and more recently to Buckingham Palace as APS to HRH The Duke of York. He is currently Director of UK Trade and Investment in Iraq.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to The Republic of Tajikistan, Mr Ord-Smith said:
“I am both honoured and delighted to be appointed to represent Her Majesty and Britain in Tajikistan. I look forward to building on the achievements of Trevor Moore to continue to strengthen our bilateral relationship and to promote UK development, security and our wider political interests in a mutually beneficial way. I am also keen to see how I can support the expansion of trade and investment flows between our two countries”.
Robin Jeremy Ord-Smith, MVO
Tania Ord-Smith, nee Vallis
British Embassy Baghdad, Director UKTI Iraq
Nov 2010-March 2011
UKTI, Policy & Communications Strategist, High Value Opportunities Programme
July 2007-Oct 2010
Assistant Private Secretary to His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG
June 2006-June 2007
British Embassy Tokyo, Director Trade Promotion
Mar 2003-June 2006
British Embassy Tokyo, First Secretary Commercial
Oct 2002-March 2003
British Embassy Tokyo, Innovation UK Campaign Director
Sept 2001-Sept 2002
Marketing Manager Japan, BAE Systems Tokyo
June 2000-August 2001
FCO, Japanese Language Training
July 1999-May 2000
FCO, Deputy Head, Indonesia and East Timor Section
Legationstrat Erster Klasse, Auswaertiges Amt, Bonn
British High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Second Secretary State Visit
Third Secretary Political, Press and Public Affairs
British Embassy Bucharest, Vice Consul
British Embassy Algiers, Entry Clearance Officer
1990-1991 FCO, Kuwait Emergency Unit, Consular Unit
FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Germany Section, WED