Change of Ambassador to Qatar – February 2020

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Jon Wilks CMG

Mr Jon Wilks CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar in succession to Mr Ajay Sharma CMG. Mr Wilks will take up his appointment during February 2020.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Jonathan Paul Wilks CMG

Married to: Ms Patricia Haslach

2017 – 2019 Baghdad, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iraq
2014 – 2017 Muscat, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Oman
2012 – 2014 UK Special Representative for Syria
2010 – 2011 Sana’a, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Yemen
2009 – 2010 Baghdad, Deputy Head of Mission
2007 – 2009 Dubai, British Government Aranic Spokesman
2005 – 2007 FCO, Deputy Head, Security Policy Group
2004 – 2005 FCO, Deputy Head (Political), Iraq Group
2003 Baghdad, Deputy Head, British Office
2002 – 2003 Cabinet Office (secondment) Iraq Analyst, Assessments Staff
1999 – 2002 Special Unpaid Leave (Academic Sabbatical)
1996 – 1999 Riyadh, First Secretary (Economic)
1993 – 1996 Khartoum, Second Secretary (Political and Press and Public Affairs)
1991 – 1993 London and Cairo, Full-time Langauge training (Arabic)
1990 – 1991 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer Iran, Middle East Department
1989 Joined FCO

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Published 10 December 2019

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