Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Netherlands

Ms Joanna Roper CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in succession to Mr Peter Wilson CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Roper will take up her appointment in September 2020.


Full name: Joanna Louise Roper

Married to: Thomas Drew

2017 – presentFCO, Special Envoy for Gender Equality
2016 – 2017Beijing, Interim Director General, Trade and Investment
2014 – 2016FCO, Director, Consular Services
2012 – 2014FCO, Head, China Department
2011 – 2012FCO, Head, Somalia Conference Unit
2010 – 2011Islamabad, Political Counsellor
2008 – 2010FCO, Deputy Head of Counter-Terrorism Department
2007 – 2008FCO, Deputy Head of Drugs and International Crime Department
2003 – 2007Tokyo, Head of Press and Public Affairs
2001 – 2003FCO, Deputy Head of Drugs and International Crime Department
2001Joined FCO
Pre-2001Home Office

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