Announcement

Change of UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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

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.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Nicholas Mark Bridge

Married to:

Polly Victoria Townsend

Children:

None

2008-2011

Washington, Counsellor for Global Issues

2007-2008

FCO, Chief Economist

2005-2006

FCO, Head of Global Economy Group & Deputy Chief Economist

2004-2005

HM Treasury, International Finance Facility

2001-2004

Beijing, First Secretary

1997-2001

Tokyo, Second Secretary

1994-1997

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Economist

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