Ambassador, British Embassy Sudan

Michael Aron

Biography

Mr Michael Aron has been Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan since August 2015.

After studying Arabic at Leeds University and before joining the FCO in 1984 Mr Aron worked as an English teacher in Ed Damer Secondary School in northern Sudan for two years. Since then his FCO career has been focussed on the Middle East and North Africa, including as Ambassador to Kuwait, Iraq and most recently Libya.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan, Mr Aron said:

“I am delighted to be returning to Sudan after 30 years. I have very fond memories of the charm, hospitality and generosity of the Sudanese people I met and worked with and I look forward to renewing friendships, developing new relationships and working with all parties to help Sudan overcome the challenges it faces.”

CV

Full name: Michael Aron Married to: Kate Orrick

  • Aug 2015 – present, Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Khartoum
  • 2012 – 2015 , Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Tripoli
  • 2011 – 2012 Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Baghdad
  • 2010 – 2011 FCO, Head of Middle East Department
  • 2008 – 2009 Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Kuwait
  • 2006 – 2008 Brussels, EU Director and Head of Scottish Government EU Office
  • 2002 – 2006 UKRep Brussels, Political Counsellor
  • 1999 – 2002 Amman, Deputy Head of Mission
  • 1997 – 1999 FCO, Head of Comprehensive Spending Review Team (1997/98) and then Head of Management Consultancy Services (1998/99)
  • 1996 – 1997 FCO, Deputy Head of Middle East Department
  • 1993 – 1996 UKMis New York, First Secretary Middle East and Cyprus
  • 1991 – 1993 FCO, Desk Officer, Middle East Peace Process, Near East and North Africa Department
  • 1988 – 1991 Brasilia, First Secretary Commercial and Economic
  • 1986 – 1988 FCO, Desk Officer ECD(I)
  • 1986 Secondment to European Commission
  • 1985 UKMis New York, Conference Support Officer 1985 General Assembly
  • 1984 – 1985 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer for Iran, Middle East Department

Ambassador, British Embassy Sudan

The Ambassador of 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

  1. British Ambassador to Libya

    • 2012 to 2015