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Change of High Commissioner to Cyprus

Mr Ric Todd has been appointed British High Commissioner to Cyprus.

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

Ric Todd

He will succeed Mr Matthew Kidd, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Todd will take up his appointment during August 2014.

Mr Todd joined the FCO in 1980 and is currently Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands. His FCO career has mainly covered a range of jobs dealing with economics, finance and EU issues in London and in diplomatic posts, including 5 years in HM Treasury and 3 years on the FCO Board as Finance Director.

He is a former Ambassador to Poland and to Slovakia and UK Member on the EU Economic Policy Committee.

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to Cyprus, Mr Todd has said:

I am delighted to be appointed British High Commissioner to Cyprus. As a history student I am fascinated by Cyprus’s rich history. Relations between the UK and Cyprus are not only deep rooted and strong but also full of potential.

I look forward to working together with all the communities in Cyprus to achieve our shared objectives.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Damian Roderic Todd
Period Post
2011 – present Governor, Turks & Caicos Islands
2007 – 2011 Warsaw, Her Majesty’s Ambassador and Regional Director for the nine Posts in the Central Europe Network
2004 – 2007 FCO, Finance Director
2001 – 2004 Bratislava, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
1999 – 2001 UK Member on the EU Economic Policy Committee
1995 – 1997 & 1998-2001 HM Treasury, Head of two EU policy departments
1997 – 1998 FCO, Deputy Head of Economic Relations Dept
1991 – 1995 Bonn, First Secretary (Economic)
1989 – 1991 FCO, Economic Relations Department
1987 – 1989 Prague, HM Consul and First Secretary
1985 – 1987 FCO, European Community Department
1981 – 1984 Cape Town/Pretoria, Second Secretary

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Published 29 August 2013