Press release

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Turkmenistan

Miss Thorhilda Abbott-Watt has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Turkmenistan in succession to Mr Sanjay Wadvani OBE

Miss Thorhilda Abbott-Watt

Mr Wadvani will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Miss Abbott-Watt will take up her appointment at the end of 2016

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Thorhilda Mary Vivia Abbott-Watt
Partner: Reef Talbot Hogg
2015 –present Russian language training
2012 – 2015 FCO, Deputy/Acting Head, Projects Task Force
2012 FCO, Operations Unit
2010 – 2012 Ulaanbaatar, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2010 Ministry of Defence, International Liaison
2009 – 2010 FCO, Finance Directorate
2008 – 2009 Ulaanbaatar, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2008 UKTI, Acting Head, Strategy and Innovation Section
2007 – 2008 FCO, Migration Directorate
2006 – 2007 FCO, Afghanistan Group
2006 Kabul, Acting Head, Political /Military Section
2006 FCO, Conflict Issues Group
2003 – 2006 Yerevan, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2001 – 2002 Dushanbe, Chargé d’Affaires
1999 – 2001 FCO, Head, Visa Policy Section, Joint Entry Clearance Unit
1998 – 1999 Belgrade, First Secretary Political
1995 – 1998 Kiev, First Secretary, Head of Commercial Section
1991 – 1995 FCO, First Secretary, European Union (Internal) Department
1988 – 1991 Bonn, Second Secretary Political
1986 – 1988 FCO, Second Secretary, Environment, Maritime, Aviation and Environment Dept
1984 – 1986 United Kingdom Representation to the European Union, Third Secretary Political
1981 – 1984 Paris, British Vice Consul & Entry Clearance Officer
1979 - 1980 Latin America Floater, Temporary duty in posts in Latin America & Far & Middle East
1974 – 1979 FCO, Third Secretary
1974 Joined FCO

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Published 9 May 2016