Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Jordan, April 2020

Ms Bridget Brind OBE

Ms Bridget Brind OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in succession to Mr Edward Oakden CMG. Ms Brind will take up her appointment during April 2020.


Full name: Bridget Brind

2018 to 2019Department for Exiting the European Union, Deputy Director, Near Neighbours
2017 to 2018Various roles including Cabinet Office, Director Influence, National Security Secretariat
2016FCO/DFID, Head of North Africa Joint Unit
2015Washington, Counsellor, Foreign and Security Policy
2012 to 2015FCO, Head of Near East Department
2012Dublin, Deputy Head of Mission
2011Benghazi/Tripoli, Deputy UK Special Representative
2010 to 2011Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, Assessments Staff
2009 to 2010Helmand, Deputy Head of Mission
2008 to 2009FCO, Deputy Head, Afghanistan Group
2008Washington, First Secretary, Middle East
2006 to 2008FCO, Deputy Head, Iraq Policy Unit
2005 to 2006Baghdad, First Secretary and Head of Political Section
2004 to 2005FCO, Press Officer and Press Secretary to Baroness Symons
2003Basra, Political Adviser to British General commanding Multi-National Division South-East
2002 to 2003Brussels, First Secretary, UK Permanent Representation to the EU
1999 to 2002Tripoli, Second Secretary
1998 to 1999Sana’a, Second Secretary
1996 to 1998Full-time Language Training (Arabic) in London and Cairo
1995 to 1996FCO, Desk Officer, Southern Europe Department
1995Joined FCO
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