Announcement

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman

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

Mr Jamie Bowden has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.

He will succeed Dr Noel Guckian OBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Bowden will take up his appointment during September 2011.

Jamie Bowden joined the FCO from the Army in 1986. He has served in a number of home and overseas appointments, mostly in the Arab world. This is his second Ambassadorial appointment: he is currently Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, Mr Bowden has said:

“I am delighted and deeply honoured to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Oman. I much look forward to assuming my duties and to working in a country with which the United Kingdom has such an outstandingly warm and strong relationship”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Jamie Nicholas Geoffrey Bowden

Married to:

Sarah Bowden

Children:

Five

2006-Present

Bahrain, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2004-2005

Baghdad, Deputy Head of Mission Baghdad (six months detachment from Kuwait)

2003-2006

Kuwait,Deputy Head of Mission

2002-2003

Cabinet Office

1999

Riyadh, First Secretary (Economic and Commercial)

1996

Washington, First Secretary (Political) (covering Middle East affairs and counter terrorism policy)

1993

FCO, Head of Political Section, UN Department

1991

Khartoum, Second Secretary (Political and Information)

1990

Deputy, later Acting, CG Aden

1988

London and Cairo, Full-time Arabic Language training

1987

FCO, Desk Officer, Republic of Ireland Department

1986

Joined FCO

1980

Army Officer, The Royal Green Jackets