Appointment of Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of UK Mission to Afghanistan Hugo Shorter

Hugo Shorter has been appointed Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the UK Mission to Afghanistan in succession to Dr Martin Longden, who is moving to another diplomatic appointment.

Mr Shorter will take up his appointment during January 2022.

Curriculum vitae

2019 to 2022FCDO Director, Americas & Small Island Developing States
2018Interim FCO Director of Communication
2015 to 2018Ambassador to Lebanon
2012 to 2015FCO, Head, Europe Directorate External
2007 to 2012Paris, Minister Counsellor Europe & Global Issues
2004 to 2007Brasilia, Deputy Head of Mission
2001 to 2004FCO, Deputy Head North East Asia & Pacific Department
2000 to 2001Private Secretary to Minister of State
1998 to 2000FCO, Head, Trade Policy Section, EU Department-External
1994 to 1998UKDel NATO, Second, later First Secretary
1992 to 1993Attachment to École Nationale d’Administration, Paris
1990 to 1992FCO, Desk Officer Spain & Portugal, Southern European Department
1990Joined FCO
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