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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen: Simon Shercliff

Mr Simon Shercliff OBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen

Mr Simon Shercliff OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen in succession to Mr Edmund Fitton-Brown, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Shercliff will take up his appointment during February 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Simon Shercliff OBE
Married to Emma Louise Shercliff
Children Two
2014 – present Abuja, Deputy High Commissioner
2012 – 2014 FCO, Head, Counter Terrorism Department
2011 – 2012 FCO, Deputy Head, South Asia Department
2008 – 2011 Washington DC, First Secretary, Afghanistan/Pakistan
2007 – 2008 Kabul, Political Counsellor
2006 – 2007 Washington DC, First Secretary Strategic Threats
2006 FCO, Acting Press Secretary to the Foreign Secretary
2005 – 2006 FCO, Chief Press Officer
2004 – 2005 FCO, Head of Iran/Iraq Team, Press Office
2003 – 2004 Baghdad, Private Secretary to UK Special Representative for Iraq
2003 FCO, Head of Political Section, Iraq Policy Department
2000 – 2003 Tehran, Second Secretary Political
1999 – 2000 Language training (Farsi)
1998 – 1999 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Resource Planning Department
1998 Joined FCO

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Published 30 August 2016