Mr Nick Bridge has been appointed UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
He succeeds Mr Dominic Martin CVO who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.
Mr Bridge will take up his appointment in late 2011 and hold the personal rank of Ambassador.
Mr Bridge has served in China, Japan and the United States. His London positions have included Chief Economist at the FCO, and posts in HM Treasury and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
On his appointment as UK Permanent Representative to the OECD Mr Bridge said:
“I am delighted and honoured to represent the UK at the OECD, an organisation that is doing great work on many of the world’s pressing challenges.”
Nicholas Mark Bridge
Polly Victoria Townsend
Washington, Counsellor for Global Issues
FCO, Chief Economist
FCO, Head of Global Economy Group & Deputy Chief Economist
HM Treasury, International Finance Facility
Beijing, First Secretary
Tokyo, Second Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Economist