Martin Longden Appointed as New UK Ambassador to Libya

Dr Martin Longden CMG OBE has been appointed His Majesty's Ambassador to Libya in succession to Ms Caroline Hurndall MBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Dr Longden will take up his appointment during October 2023.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Dr Martin Andrew Longden CMG OBE

Place of Birth: Stockport, UK

Spouse: Naomi Adams

Children: Three

2022 - presentFull Time Language Training (Arabic)
2021 to 2022FCDO, Head of Rapid Deployment Team to Kabul (August 2021), later Chargé d'Affaires to the United Kingdom Mission to Afghanistan based in Doha
2021Beirut, Chargé d'Affaires
2016 to 2020FCO, Head, Near East Department, Middle East and North Africa Directorate, later UK Special Representative for Syria
2015 to 2016Kabul, Deputy Head of Mission
2011 to 2014FCO, Head, Falklands and Southern Oceans Department, Overseas Territories Directorate
2009 to 2011Washington, Head of Communications for the US Network
2007 to 2009FCO, Deputy Press Secretary, Press Office
2005 to 2007FCO, Strategy Policy Adviser for the Middle East, Policy Planners

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