Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mauritania: February 2019

Mr Simon Boyden has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Mr Simon Boyden has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Mr Simon Boyden has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in succession to Mr Samuel Thomas who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Boyden will take up his appointment during February 2019.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Simon Boyden

Married to: Nathalie Hélène Geraldine Gallagher

Children: Three

2016 to 2018Kabul, Political Counsellor
2014 to 2016FCO, Head, Spending Review Team
2010 to 2014Berlin, First Secretary (European Union)
2006 to 2010Vienna, First Secretary, UK Delegation to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
2003 to 2006FCO, Head, Serbia and Montenegro Section, Eastern Adriatic Department
2002 to 2003FCO, Head, Regional Issues Section, Eastern Adriatic Department
1999 to 2002Moscow, Second Secretary (Commercial)
1997 to 1998FCO, EU/Russia policy lead, European Union Department (External)

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