Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan

Ms Julia Longbottom CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan in succession to Mr Paul Madden CMG who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Ms Longbottom will take up her appointment in March 2021.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Julia Longbottom

Married to: Richard Sciver

Children: Three (two daughters, one son)

2020 to presentFCO, Director, Coronavirus Task Force
2016 to 2020FCO, Director for Consular Services, Consular Directorate
2012 to 2016Tokyo, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission
2009 to 2012FCO, Head, Far Eastern (later China) Department
2006 to 2009UK Trade & Investment, Director, Strategy and Human Resources
2003 to 2006Warsaw, Director of Trade & Investment and Consul General
1998 to 2002The Hague, Head of Political and EU Section
1994 to 1997FCO, Section Head, Nationality and Immigration, Hong Kong Department
1990 to 1993Tokyo, Second Secretary – Political
1988European Commission Brussels, Stagiaire in Office of Lord Cockfield
1987New York, UK Permanent Mission to the UN, Second Secretary – UNGA Team
1986Joined FCO
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