Announcement

Change of High Commissioner to Bangladesh

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

Mr Robert Winnington Gibson CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

He will succeed Mr Stephen Evans CMG, OBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Gibson will take up his appointment during July 2011.

Mr Gibson joined the Foreign Office in 1978. He has served in a number of diplomatic postings at home and overseas, mainly in the Middle East and Asia but has also undertaken a number of jobs in multilateral missions. He previously served as Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka between 2002 and 2005. He was appointed CMG by Her Majesty in the 2011 New Year’s Honours list.

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Mr Gibson said:

“I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed to this post. I retain a deep and abiding affection for Bangladesh and its people from my previous posting there. I look forward to resuming work in a country which enjoys such close and extensive relations with the United Kingdom.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Robert Winnington Gibson

2008-present

Karachi, Deputy High Commissioner and Director UK Trade and Investment Pakistan

2006-2007

Baghdad, Deputy Head of Mission

2002-2005

Dhaka, Deputy High Commissioner & Commercial Counsellor

1999-2001

FCO, Deputy Head, Whitehall Liaison Department

1995-1999

Paris, First Secretary, UK Delegation to OECD

1993-1995

FCO, Head, Saudi Arabian and Gulf Section, Middle East Department

1989-1993

FCO, Head of Peacekeeping and Finance Section, United Nations Department

1986-1989

Port of Spain, Second Secretary Chancery

1984-1985

UKREP Brussels, Second Secretary

1981-1984

Jeddah, HM Vice Consul

1979-1980

FCO, Middle East Centre for Arabic Studies

1978-1979

FCO, Desk Officer, European Integration Department

1978

Joined FCO