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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen

Edmund Fitton-Brown has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.

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Edmund Fitton Brown

Mr Edmund Fitton-Brown has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen in succession to Ms Jane Marriott, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Fitton-Brown will take up his appointment during February 2015. Whilst operations at the British Embassy in Sana’a remain suspended, Mr Fitton-Brown will be based outside Yemen at a location in the region.

Mr Fitton-Brown joined the FCO in 1984. In his last appointment, he was Counsellor in Dubai. He has had previous postings in Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, Rome and Helsinki.

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

I am honoured to be appointed. These are challenging times for Yemen and I look forward to working closely with Yemeni stakeholders and other Friends of Yemen to help the country build a platform for a more secure and prosperous future.


Full name Edmund Fitton-Brown
2011 - 2014 Dubai, Counsellor
2009 - 2011 Language training (Italian), followed by Rome, Counsellor
2006 – 2009 FCO, Department Head, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
2005 - 2006 Riyadh, Counsellor
2003 - 2005 Cairo, Counsellor
2001 – 2003 FCO, Deputy Head of Department, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
1998 - 2001 Kuwait, First Secretary
1996 – 1998 FCO, Middle East Department
1993 - 1996 Cairo, First Secretary
1992 – 1993 FCO, Middle East Department
1990 - 1992 Language training (Arabic)
1989 – 1990 FCO, Information Department
1986 - 1989 Finnish language training, followed by Helsinki (Third, later Second Secretary)
1984 – 1986 FCO, China Desk
1984 Joined FCO

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Published 23 February 2015