Dr Amanda Susannah Tanfield has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the State of Eritrea.
She will succeed Mrs Sandra Tyler-Haywood who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Dr Tanfield will take up her appointment during April 2012.
Dr Tanfield joined the FCO in 1998 after ten years as a scientist in the Ministry of Defence. Her career to date has focused on multilateral security issues such as arms control and drugs and crime, including in a regional context.
On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, Dr Tanfield has said:
“I am honoured and delighted to have been chosen as Britain’s next Ambassador to Eritrea, which is a beautiful country, though not without its challenges. I look forward to developing the UK’s bilateral relationship with Eritrea and to getting to know its people and culture.”
Dr Amanda Susannah Tanfield
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