Ms Jane Marriott OBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Yemen
She will succeed Mr Nicholas Hopton, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Marriott will take up her appointment during July 2013.
Ms Marriott joined the FCO in 2001, specialising in nuclear weapons diplomacy. She has been posted to Iraq (twice), Afghanistan, Washington and, most recently, Tehran, where she was Deputy Head of Mission then Chargé d’Affaires.
On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen, Ms Marriott has said:
I look forward to serving in Yemen, getting to know this historic country and supporting its people at a time of continued political transition. As part of the wider international community, we will be continuing our efforts to help secure a stable and secure future for Yemen, with real improvements for ordinary Yemenis.
There are over 70,000 Yemenis in the UK and I will also help promote linkages between our two countries and peoples.
|Full name:||Ms Jane Marriott OBE|
|Jan 2012 – present||Cabinet Office, Deputy Director (Americas, Middle East and Africa), National Security Secretariat|
|July 2010 – Nov 2011||Tehran, Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Head of Mission|
|May 2009 – Dec 2009||Washington, Senior Political Advisor to US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke|
|Jan 2009 – April 2009||MOD, Chief Speechwriter, Secretary of State for Defence|
|Dec 2006 – Jan 2009||FCO, Deputy Head of Afghan Group and, latterly, part of the US CENTCOM Assessment Team under General Petraeus|
|Sept 2005 – Oct 2006||Baghdad, Counsellor (Political-Military and Economics)|
|Dec 2004 – Sept 2005||FCO, Political-Military Team Leader and acting Deputy Head, Iraq Policy Unit|
|May 2004 – Nov 2004||Kabul, Afghanistan, Political Advisor to Combined Coalition Forces (CFC-A)|
|Sept 2003 - April 2004||Al Amara, Iraq, Political Advisor to Coalition Forces|
|June 2001 – Sept 2003||FCO, Team Leader for Nuclear Non-Proliferation|
|Sept 1998 – June 2001||Cabinet Office, Foreign Policy Secretariat, Home Office, Criminal Justice Bill Team, Cabinet Office, Diversity Policy|
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