Change of British High Commissioner to Gambia July 2020

Mr David Belgrove OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of The Gambia in succession to Ms Sharon Wardle who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Belgrove will take up his appointment during July 2020.


Full name: David Belgrove

Married to: Mette Ofstad

Children: Two

2015 to presentMonrovia, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2012 to 2015Khartoum, Deputy Head of Mission
2010 to 2012Monrovia, Chargé d’Affaires
2009 to 2010FCO, Deputy Head of Afghan Interdepartmental Drugs Unit
2007 to 2009Kabul, Head of Counter Narcotics Team
2004 to 2007FCO, Team Leader Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Section, Conflict Issues Group
2002 to 2004FCO, Head of Section and Security Sector Reform Manager, Caribbean Team
2000 to 2002Ottawa, First Secretary, Head of Media and Public Affairs
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