Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Thailand September 2020

Mr Mark Gooding OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand in succession to Mr Brian Davidson. Mr Gooding will take up his appointment during summer 2021.


Full name: Mark Gooding

Married to: Dr Christopher Patrick McCormick

2018 – 2019 FCO, Director, European Union (Future Partnership), Europe Directorate

2017 – 2018 FCO, Deputy Director (Europe North), Europe Directorate

2014 – 2017 Beijing, Minister Counsellor – Political

2011 – 2013 Phnom Penh, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2008 – 2011 Colombo, Deputy High Commissioner and non-resident Deputy High Commissioner to Maldives

2006 – 2008 FCO, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State

2004 – 2006 FCO, Team Leader, EU Budget Team, Europe Directorate

2002 – 2004 Shanghai, Consul – Political, Economic and Press/Public Affairs

2000 – 2002 Full-time Language Training (Mandarin)

1999 – 2000 FCO, Desk Officer (Trade and Development), European Union Department (External)

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