Change of High Commissioner to Bangladesh

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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


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


Baghdad, Deputy Head of Mission


Dhaka, Deputy High Commissioner & Commercial Counsellor


FCO, Deputy Head, Whitehall Liaison Department


Paris, First Secretary, UK Delegation to OECD


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


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


Port of Spain, Second Secretary Chancery


UKREP Brussels, Second Secretary


Jeddah, HM Vice Consul


FCO, Middle East Centre for Arabic Studies


FCO, Desk Officer, European Integration Department


Joined FCO