Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia August 2020

Mr Mark Clayton has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia in succession to Mr Justin McKenzie Smith who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Clayton will take up his appointment during August 2020.


Full name: Mark Clayton

Married to: Helen King

Children: Two

2018 to presentCabinet Office, Deputy Director, European Security and Defence
2017 to 2018Moscow, Minister Counsellor (Political), and FCO, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate
2014 to 2017Dhaka, Deputy High Commissioner
2010 to 2014FCO, Deputy Head, Counter-Terrorism Department
2008 to 2010Home Office, Head, International Team, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
2005 to 2007FCO, Head, G8 Team
2004 to 2005FCO, Head, EU-Former Soviet Union relations Team
2003 to 2004Kabul, Head, Counter Narcotics Team
1998 to 2002Moscow, Second Secretary (Foreign Policy)
1997 to 1998FCO, Desk Officer, Baltic States
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