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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to France

The Rt Hon Edward Llewellyn OBE has been appointed her Majesty’s Ambassador to France with the approval of the Prime Minister.

Edward Llewellyn

The Rt Hon Edward Llewellyn OBE has been appointed her Majesty’s Ambassador to France with the approval of the Prime Minister.

Mr Llewellyn will succeed Sir Julian King who was recently appointed as European Commissioner. Mr Llewellyn is due to take up his appointment in November 2016, subject to obtaining the formal diplomatic approval of the French government.

Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson said:

Ed Llewellyn is hugely well qualified for this post and I look forward to working with him. He has served his country in Bosnia and Hong Kong and has extensive experience of Europe. He will help us make a great success of Brexit while ensuring that Britain is more engaged in the continent of Europe than ever.

Ed Llewellyn said:

I am honoured to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to France. I look forward to representing British interests and to building on the very strong relations our country has with France.

As we embark on a new chapter with the UK’s departure from the EU, I will work hard to strengthen our cooperation and to address the many common challenges facing our two nations.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name The Rt Hon Edward David Gerard Llewellyn OBE
Married to Anne Llewellyn
Children Three
2010 - 2016 Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister
2005 - 2010 Chief of Staff to the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition
2002 - 2005 Chief of Staff to Lord Ashdown, High Representative, Sarajevo
1999 - 2002 Cabinet of the European Commissioner for External Relations
1997 - 1999 Office of the High Representative, Sarajevo
1992 - 1997 Personal Adviser to the Governor of Hong Kong
1988 - 1992 Conservative Research Department (incl a year as a Private Secretary to Lady Thatcher, Nov 90-Oct 91)

Mr Llewellyn was appointed a life peer on 4 August in the 2016 Prime Minister’s Resignation Honours (Letters Patent not yet issued)

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Published 23 September 2016
Last updated 7 November 2016 + show all updates
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