British Ambassador to Mongolia

Catherine Arnold


Ms Arnold joined the FCO in 2006. She has worked on a range of issues including human rights, counter terrorism and public affairs. After serving in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Oman, Ms Arnold returned to London to work in the FCO’s Prosperity Directorate before moving to UK Trade & Investment.

Born and educated in Asia, Ms Arnold started her career in the private sector, working in the UK and overseas before joining the FCO. She holds degrees in conflict, philosophy, and theology & mathematics.


Full name: Catherine Elizabeth Jane Arnold
2015 Language Training (Mongolian)
2014 FCO/UKTI, Philanthropic Investment
2013 – 2014 FCO, Head, Emerging Powers Initiative
2011 – 2013 Kabul, Head of Communication & Spokesman
2009 – 2011 Tehran, Political, Human Rights
2009 Language Training (Farsi)
2008 Baghdad, Political, Press & Public Affairs
2007 – 2008 Muscat, Political, Press & Public Affairs
2006 – 2007 FCO, Prevent (Counter Terrorism)
2006 Joined FCO

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British Ambassador to Mongolia

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.


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  1. Speech by Ambassador to Mongolia at the Queen's Birthday Party 2017

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  2. HMA Catherine Arnold’s New Year Greeting Speech

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