British Ambassador to Turkmenistan

Miss Thorda Abbott-Watt

Miss Thorda Abbott-Watt

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Biography

2016 - Present, Ashgabat, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2015 – Russian language training

2012 – 2015 - FCO, Deputy/Acting Head, Projects Task Force

2012 - FCO, Operations Unit

2010 – 2012, Ulaanbaatar, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2010 - Ministry of Defence, International Liaison

2009 – 2010, FCO, Finance Directorate

2008 – 2009, Ulaanbaatar, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2008 - UKTI, Acting Head, Strategy and Innovation Section

2007 – 2008, FCO, Migration Directorate

2006 – 2007, FCO, Afghanistan Group

2006 - Kabul, Acting Head, Political /Military Section

2006 - FCO, Conflict Issues Group

2003 – 2006, Yerevan, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2001 – 2002, Dushanbe, Chargé d’Affaires

1999 – 2001, FCO, Head, Visa Policy Section, Joint Entry Clearance Unit

1998 – 1999, Belgrade, First Secretary Political

1995 – 1998, Kiev, First Secretary, Head of Commercial Section

1991 – 1995, FCO, First Secretary, European Union (Internal) Department

1988 – 1991, Bonn, Second Secretary Political

1986 – 1988, FCO, Second Secretary, Environment, Maritime, Aviation and Environment Dept

1984 – 1986, United Kingdom Representation to the European Union, Third Secretary Political

1981 – 1984, Paris, British Vice Consul & Entry Clearance Officer

1979 – 1980, Latin America Floater, Temporary duty in posts in Latin America & Far & Middle East

1974 – 1979, FCO, Third Secretary

1974 - Joined FCO

British Ambassador to Turkmenistan

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.