Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan – July 2019

Mr James Sharp has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan in succession to Dr Carole Crofts who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Sharp will take up his appointment during July 2019.

Mr James Sharp has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan in succession to Dr Carole Crofts who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Sharp will take up his appointment during July 2019.

Mr James Sharp has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan in succession to Dr Carole Crofts who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Sharp will take up his appointment during July 2019.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: James Lyall Sharp

Married to: Sara el-Gammal Sharp

Children: Two sons

2018 to present FCO, Full-time Language training (Azerbaijani)
2017 to 2018 FCO, Policy Advisor, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate
2015 to 2017 FCO, Policy Advisor, Mediterranean Migration Unit
2013 to 2015 FCO, Director, Migration, Migration Directorate
2012 to 2013 FCO, Gulf and Middle East Advisor, Arms Export Policy Department
2008 to 2012 UK Border Agency, Asia Pacific Regional Director, Hong Kong
2006 to 2008 FCO, Head, Western Mediterranean, Justice and Home Affairs, and Germany Group
2002 to 2005 Almaty, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Non-Resident Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan
2001 to 2002 FCO, Full-time Language training (Russian)
2000 to 2001 FCO, Deputy Head, Security Policy Department
1998 to 2000 FCO, Section Head, North East Asia and Pacific Department
1996 to 1998 Vienna, UK Delegation to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, with responsibility for Former Yugoslavia and former Soviet Union
1995 to 1996 FCO, Section Head, Hong Kong Department
1992 to 1995 FCO, Section Head, Eastern Department
1989 to 1992 Cairo, External Relations and Press and Public Affairs Officer
1988 to 1989 FCO, Full-time Language training (Arabic)
1987 to 1988 FCO, Desk Officer for Chile, South America Department
1983 to 1987 BAE Systems, Military Aircraft Division, Lancashire and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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