Change of Ambassador to Qatar – February 2020

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

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