Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to

Ms Anna Clunes OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Poland in succession to Mr Jonathan Knott CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Clunes will take up her appointment during September 2020.


Full name: Anna Louise Clunes

Married to: Peter Drake

Children: Two sons

2017 to 2020Department for Exiting the European Union, Director, then Acting Director General
2015 to 2017FCO, Director, Economic Diplomacy
2012 to 2014FCO, Director, Protocol
2010 to 2012FCO, Head, Communications and Engagement Department and co-Head of Communications Directorate
2007 to 2009Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, European and Global Issues Secretariat
2006 to 2007No.10, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Africa and Development
2006FCO, Deputy Head, Africa Department (Equatorial)
2003 to 2005Brussels, Counsellor, External Relations, UK Permanent Representation to the EU
2000 to 2003New York, First Secretary, Counter-Terrorism, UK Mission to the United Nations
1996 to 2000Warsaw, Department for International Development, Second Secretary, Development Assistance and Economic
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