Sir Geoffrey Adams was appointed as British Ambassador to Egypt in September 2018. Sir Geoffrey joined the diplomatic service in 1979. Prior to his appointment to Egypt, he was British Ambassador to the Netherlands and UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from 2013 to 2017.
He previously served in Egypt from 1998 to 2001 as Deputy Head of Mission. His other postings have included Director General (Political) at the FCO, Director for Middle East and North Africa, British Ambassador to Iran, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Consul General in Jerusalem, European Secretariat at the Cabinet Office, First Secretary and Head of Political Section in Pretoria/Cape Town, Private Secretary to the FCO Permanent Under-Secretary, Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris, and Third later Second Secretary (Political) in Jedda.
Sir Geoffrey is married to Mary Emma, and they have three children aged 17, 15, and 13.
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British Ambassador to Egypt
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.
Previous roles in government
British Ambassador to the Netherlands and UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
- 2013 to 2017
Director General, Political
- 2009 to 2012