Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Chad Mark Matthews

Mr Mark Matthews has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Chad, as we establish our new resident Embassy in N’Djamena. He will succeed the current, non-resident Ambassador, Mr Rowan Laxton. Mr Matthews will take up his appointment during Spring 2021.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Mark Julian Matthews

Marital Status: Married

Children: One son, one daughter

YearRole
2017 to 2020FCO, Deputy Head of Joint FCO-DFID North Africa Unit
2013 to 2017Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission, UK Mission to the UN and Other International Organisations, Geneva
2010 to 2013FCO, Deputy Head of Iran Department, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
2007 to 2010Tripoli, Deputy Head of Mission and Her Majesty’s Consul-General to Libya
2003 to 2007The Hague, UK Alternate Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
2000 to 2003FCO, Spokesman for the Middle East and North Africa, Press Office
1997 to 2000Abu Dhabi, Second Secretary, Chancery
1996 to 1997Full-time Language Training (Arabic)
1995 to 1996Department of Trade and Industry, Secondment to International Trade Policy Department
1992 to 1994Brussels, UK Delegation to NATO, Third Secretary
1990 to 1992FCO, Research and Analysis Department, Western European Department

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