Mr John Dennis has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Angola.
He has succeeded Mr Richard Wildash who has been transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Dennis took up his appointment in February 2014.
Mr Dennis joined the FCO in 1981. Since then he has worked on African, Asian and commercial affairs, with a range of overseas postings. He has spent the last four years leading the department which deals with southern and central Africa.
Mr Dennis’ career has also included time spent on secondment to the private sector.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Angola, Mr Dennis said:
I am delighted to be appointed British Ambassador to the Republic of Angola. At this important moment in our already excellent relationship, I look forward to helping to strengthen it further.
There is gowing scope for our two countries to work together, including in investment and trade and on a range of international issues of concern to us both. I relish the opportunity and the responsibility involved.
|Full name:||John David Dennis|
|Married to:||Jillian Margaret DennisI|
|2010 – present||FCO, Head, Africa Department (Central and Southern)|
|2009 – 2010||FCO, Head of Zimbabwe Unit, Africa Directorate|
|2009 – 2009||FCO, Local Staff Strategy Review|
|2007 – 2008||FCO, Additional Director Asia|
|2003 – 2006||Beijing, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission|
|2001 – 2003||New Delhi, Director for Trade and Investment|
|1998 – 2001||Department of Trade and Industry, Director, Motor Vehicles|
|1997 – 1998||Standard Chartered Bank, Special Adviser to Chairman|
|1992 – 1996||Kuala Lumpur, Head of Political Section|
|1989 – 1992||FCO, Head of Recruitment Section|
|1987 – 1989||FCO, Head of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Section|
|1985 – 1987||Beijing, Second Secretary (Political)|
|1982 - 1984||Full time language training (Mandarin Chinese)|
|1981 – 1982||FCO, Desk Officer for Tanzania and Uganda|
British Ambassador to Angola
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.