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Change of High Commissioner to Belize

Mr Peter Hughes OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to Belize.

He will succeed Mr Pat Ashworth, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Hughes will take up his appointment during August 2013.

Mr Hughes began his diplomatic career in 1985 as Desk Officer in Defence Department and has served overseas in Australia, the Caribbean, South Asia, Afghanistan and North East Asia

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to Belize, Mr Hughes said:

It is a great privilege to have been given this opportunity to represent the United Kingdom in Belize. I hope to build on the enduring friendship between our two countries, and look forward to working closely with the Government and people of Belize to support our shared objective of a secure and prosperous future.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Mr Peter John Hughes OBE
Dates Post
2011 – Present FCO, Human Resources Directorate
2008 – 2011 Pyongyang, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2005 – 2007 Kabul, Counsellor (Political/Military)
2001 – 2005 Colombo, Deputy High Commissioner
1998 – 2001 Castries, Resident British Commissioner
1994 – 1998 FCO, Head of Korea Section, Far Eastern & Pacific Department
1989 – 1994 Sydney, Consul (Commercial)
1987 – 1989 FCO, Personnel Operations Department
1985 – 1987 FCO, Defence Department

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