British Ambassador for Jordan

Edward Oakden CMG

Edward  Oakden  CMG

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Biography

Full name: Edward Oakden CMG

Married to: Dr Florence Eid

Children: Three daughters

2013 - 2015 FCO, Director Middle East

2012 – 2013 Strategic Trade UKTI, Managing Director

2010 - 2012 Sectors Group, UKTI Managing Director

2006 - 2010 Abu Dhabi, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2004 - 2006 FCO, Director for Defence and Strategic Threats, and Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism

2002 - 2004 FCO, Director for International Security

2002 FCO, Head of Security Policy Department

1998 - 2002 Madrid, Deputy Head of Mission

1997- 1998 FCO, Deputy Head, EU Department (Internal)

1995 - 1997 Private Secretary to the Prime Minister

1992 - 1995 FCO, Deputy Head, EU Department (External) & Eastern Adriatic Department

1988 - 1992 Washington, Private Secretary to the Ambassador

1985 - 1988 Khartoum, Second Secretary, British Embassy

1984 - 1985 Baghdad, Third Secretary (later Second Secretary)

1981 Joined FCO

British Ambassador for Jordan

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.