Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mauritania Colin Wells

Mr Colin Wells has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in succession to Mr Simon Boyden who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Wells will take up his appointment during April 2021.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Colin Neil Wells

2020 to presentFull-time Language Training (French)
2018 to 2020Moscow, Consul-General and Director of Corporate Services
2014 to 2017Mumbai, Deputy Head of Mission
2011 to 2014Ascension Island, Administrator and Head of the Ascension Island Government
2010 to 2011Abidjan, Head of the British Embassy Office and Political Counsellor
2008 to 2010Khartoum, Conflict Adviser and Political Officer
2004 to 2008Baku, Deputy Head of Mission and Consul
2001 to 2004Abuja, Second Secretary – Political and Human Rights
1999 to 2001FCO, Policy Officer – Tibet and Human Rights, China and Hong Kong Department
1996 to 1999Geneva, Third later Second Secretary – Human Rights, UK Mission to the United Nations
1992 to 1995Bridgetown, Vice Consul and Entry Clearance Officer

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