British Ambassador to Norway

Richard Wood


Mr Richard Wood was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway in August 2018.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Richard Wood

Married to: Xavier Piot

2015 - 2018 FCO, Head of Northern and Central Europe Department
2014 - 2015 Washington, Counsellor (Foreign and Security policy)
2014 FCO, Head of Sanctions and Economic Diplomacy, Prosperity Directorate
2012 - 2014 FCO, Deputy Head, International Organisations Department
2011 - 2012 Basra, Consul General
2007 - 2011 Cape Town, Consul General
2002 - 2007 New York, UK Mission, First Secretary (Human Rights/Social Development)
2001 - 2002 FCO, Head of Future of Europe/Nice Treaty Bill Team, Europe Directorate
1998 - 2001 FCO, Press Officer for Africa, News Department
1993 - 1998 Cape Town/Pretoria, Second Secretary (Internal Politics)
1991 - 1993 FCO, Desk Officer for Single Market/Presidency/Gibraltar, Europe Directorate

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British Ambassador to Norway

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.


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