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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Israel

David Quarrey has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the State of Israel.

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

David Quarrey

Mr David Quarrey CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Israel in succession to Mr Matthew Steven Gould CMG MBE. Mr Quarrey will take up his appointment during July 2015.

Mr Quarrey joined the FCO in 1994 and is currently Director for the Near East and North Africa. He has previously worked as a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and as Director for Foreign Policy in the National Security Secretariat. He has served overseas at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York, and in New Delhi and Harare.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Israel, Mr Quarrey said:

I am delighted to be appointed as British Ambassador to Israel. It is a great privilege to have this opportunity to deepen our already thriving economic, science and technology ties with Israel, cooperate against shared security threats and work for progress towards peace.


Full name David Quarrey
2012 – Present FCO, Director, Near East and North Africa
2011 – 2012 Cabinet Office, Director, Foreign Policy and Afghanistan/Pakistan Coordinator
2008 – 2011 UKMis New York, Political Counsellor
2006 – 2008 FCO, Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa
2004 – 2006 No. 10, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
2000 – 2003 New Delhi, First Secretary (Political)
1998 – 2000 FCO, United Nations Department
1995 – 1998 Harare, Second Secretary (Political)
1994 – 1995 FCO, Economic Relations Department
1994 Joined FCO

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Published 24 February 2015