Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan: Julia Longbottom

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Ms Julia Longbottom CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan in succession to Mr Paul Madden CMG who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Ms Longbottom will take up her appointment in March 2021.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Julia Longbottom

Married to: Richard Sciver

Children: 3 (2 daughters, 1 son)

2020 Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Director, Coronavirus Task Force
2016 to 2020 FCO, Director for Consular Services, Consular Directorate
2012 to 2016 Tokyo, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission
2009 to 2012 FCO, Head, Far Eastern (later China) Department
2006 to 2009 UK Trade & Investment, Director, Strategy and Human Resources
2003 to 2006 Warsaw, Director of Trade & Investment and Consul General
1998 to 2002 The Hague, Head of Political and EU Section
1994 to 1997 FCO, Section Head, Nationality and Immigration, Hong Kong Department
1990 to 1993 Tokyo, Second Secretary – Political
1988 European Commission Brussels, Stagiaire in Office of Lord Cockfield
1987 New York, UK Permanent Mission to the UN, Second Secretary – UNGA Team
1986 Joined FCO

Published 14 December 2020

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