British Ambassador to The Gambia

Colin Crorkin MBE

Colin Crorkin MBE

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Biography

Colin Crorkin MBE was appointed British Ambassador to The Republic of The Gambia in succession to David Morley, who has retired from the Diplomatic Service. Colin Crorkin took up his appointment in April 2014.

Colin Crorkin joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1975 and has served at a wide variety of Posts overseas. Prior to becoming Ambassador to The Gambia, he was HM Consul General in Kabul, Afghanistan. During his long career Colin and his wife have especially enjoyed living and working in Africa.

Curriculum vitae:

  • Full name: Colin Crorkin MBE

  • Married to: Joanne Lynn Finnamore-Crorkin

  • Children: Three

  • February 2012 – February 2014 Kabul, HM Consul General

  • October 2011 – December 2011 Tripoli, Deputy Head of Mission/Chargé d’Affaires

  • November 2006 – August 2011 Manila, Deputy Head of Mission

  • May 2005 – June 2006 Kirkuk, HM Consul General

  • November 2004 – March 2005 Baghdad, Senior Management Officer

  • March 2002 – October 2004 Tripoli, Deputy Head of Mission

  • October 1997 – January 2002 Lagos, Senior Management Officer

  • July 1994 – September 1997 FCO, Near East and North Africa Department & Human Resources

  • February 1992 – June 1994 New York, British Trade & Investment Office

  • October 1987 – December 1991 Kinshasa, Management Officer, later Deputy Head of Mission

  • June 1984 – September 1987 FCO, Personnel Department

  • February 1983 – May 1984 Brussels, UK Representation to the EU, Assistant Press Officer

  • January 1980 – November 1982 Beirut, Visa Officer

  • September 1977 – December 1979 Rome, Chancery Officer

  • July 1975 – August 1977 FCO, Finance Department

  • July 1975 Joined the FCO

British Ambassador to The Gambia

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.