Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Kosovo – September 2019

Mr Nicholas Abbott has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo

Mr Nicholas Abbott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo

Mr Nicholas Abbott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo in succession to Mr Ruairi O’Connell who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Abbott will take up his appointment during September 2019.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Nicholas Abbott

Married to: Marcelle Delvaux

Children: Two daughters

2018 to 2019Full-time Language Training (Albanian)
2015 to 2018FCO, Programme Director/Head MENA Central Operations Department, Middle East North Africa Directorate
2014 to 2015Algiers, Deputy Head of Mission
2014FCO, Deputy Head, Conflict Department
2013 to 2014FCO, Head Syria Team, Stabilisation Unit
2012 to 2013FCO, Deputy Head, Mediterranean Department, Europe Directorate
2010 to 2012Baghdad, Political Counsellor
2009 to 2010Secondment to DFID, Head Afghan Team, Stabilisation Unit
2007 to 2009FCO, Programme Manager, Human Rights and Strategic Democracy Programme Fund
2004 to 2006Cairo, Regional Expert – Engaging with the Arab World
2000 to 2003Riyadh, First Secretary – Economic and Press/Public Affairs
1998 to 2000FCO, Desk Officer – Middle East Peace Process Section, Near East and North Africa Department
1995 to 1998Doha, Second Secretary – Commercial
1992 to 1994Paris, Third Secretary – Economic
1988 to 1991Riyadh, Third Secretary – Chancery
1986 to 1988Full-time Language Training (Arabic)
1985 to 1986FCO, Desk Officer – Legal Procedures Section, Nationality and Treaty Department

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