Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva

Aidan Liddle

Biography

Aidan Liddle, UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva Aidan Liddle was appointed Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in July 2018.

He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 2003. During the course of his career he has served as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Stockholm; Deputy Head of the EU Internal Department, Head of the Southern Africa Section and Private Secretary to the Permanent Under Secretary in London; Head of Press and Public Affairs at the British High Commission in Islamabad; and attaché for consumer affairs at the UK’s Mission to the EU in Brussels, during the UK’s Presidency of the EU in 2005. Before joining the FCO Aidan worked for the UK Government’s inward investment agency as desk officer for the Nordics.

Mr Liddle was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and studied at Bristol Cathedral School, as a choral scholar, and Hertford College, University of Oxford, graduating with an MA in Classics. He is married to Helen, a musician and teacher; they have 2 daughters.

On his appointment as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Mr Liddle said:

“I’m excited to be joining the UK Mission in Geneva as the Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament. Disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation are some of the biggest challenges we face, and I look forward to playing my part.”

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva

The Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament is the United Kingdom’s foremost diplomatic representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Permanent Representatives normally hold the personal rank of Ambassador.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission, Sweden

    • 2014 to 2018