Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Tajikistan

Mr Matthew Lawson has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan.

Mr Matthew Lawson has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan.

Mr Matthew Lawson has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan in succession to Mr Hugh Philpott OBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Lawson will take up his appointment during June 2019.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Matthew Richard Ambrose Lawson

2018 to present Full time language training (Russian & Tajik)
2015 to 2018 Sarajevo, Deputy Head of Mission
2013 to 2015 Ottawa, Head of Global Issues Group
2011 to 2013 FCO, Joint Head of Policy Unit
2009 to 2011 FCO, Head of Pakistan Team, South Asia Group
2008 to 2009 Full time language training (Russian)
2007 to 2008 Political Adviser to the High Representative/EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
2005 to 2007 Banja Luka, Head of British Embassy Office
2004 to 2005 Full time language training (Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian)
2003 to 2004 FCO, Desk Officer, Afghanistan Team
2002 to 2003 Department for International Development, Deputy Programme Manager, Afghanistan Team
2001 to 2002 Her Majesty’s Treasury, Policy Analyst

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