Announcement

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

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

Mr Nicholas Hopton has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.

He will succeed Mr Jonathan Paul Wilks who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Hopton will take up his appointment during January 2012.

Mr Hopton is a career diplomat who joined the FCO in 1989. He has served overseas in Paris, Rome, Morocco and Mauritania.

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

“I look forward very much to serving in Yemen and to getting to know its people, culture and heritage. I am particularly pleased to be going at this time when the country is in a period of political transition. The challenges are immense, but the rewards of achieving a lasting peace will be even greater. I and my team will do our utmost to support this process.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Nicholas Dunster Hopton

2008-present

FCO, Head of International Organisations Department

July/Sept

FCO, Acting Director of International Security and Institutions Directorate

March/April 2008

No 10, Policy Unit

2007-2008

Cabinet Office, National Security Strategy Team

2003-2007

Paris, EU and Economic Counsellor

2000-2003

Rome, Foreign and Security Policy, First Secretary

1998-2000

FCO, Private Secretary to the Minister for Europe

1997-1998

FCO, Agenda 2000 Section Head, European Union Department (Internal)

1995-1997

FCO, Press Officer, News Department/Resource Planning Department

1991-1995

Rabat (and Nouakchott), Political and Information Second Secretary

1990-1991

FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, European Community Department (External)

1989-1990

FCO Assistant Desk Officer, Middle East Department

1989

Joined FCO