Britain Appoints New Ambassador to Iraq

Mr Michael Aron has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq.

He will succeed Mr John Jenkins CMG LVO who has transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Aron will take up his appointment with immediate effect.

Mr Aron joined the FCO in 1984 and served at the British Embassies in Brasilia and Amman and at the UK Permanent Mission to the UN in New York and the Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels before becoming Ambassador to Kuwait in 2008.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, Mr Aron said:

“I am delighted to be taking up this appointment. I aim to promote British commercial, economic, political and security interests in Iraq and to help Iraq play a positive role in the Middle East region at a time of unprecedented change.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Michael Aron
Married to: Rachel Aron
Children: Rebecca, Joseph, Jonathan and Natasha
June 2011 – Present HMA, British Embassy Baghdad
Jan 2010 – Jun 2011 FCO, Head of Middle East Department
2008 – 2009 Kuwait, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2006 – 2008 Brussels, EU Director and Head of Scottish Government EU Office
2002 – 2006 UKRep Brussels, Political Counsellor
1999 – 2002 Amman, Deputy Head of Mission
1997 – 1999 FCO, Head of Comprehensive Spending Review Team (1997-98) and then Head of Management Consultancy Services (1998-99)
1996 – 1997 FCO, Deputy Head of Middle East Department
1993 – 1996 UKMis New York, First Secretary Middle East and Cyprus
1991 – 1993 FCO, Desk Officer, Middle East Peace Process, Near East and North Africa Department
1988 – 1991 Brasilia, First Secretary Commercial and Economic
1986 – 1988 FCO, Desk Officer ECD(I)
1986 Secondment to European Commission
1985 UKMis New York, Conference Support Officer 1985 General Assembly
1984 – 1985 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer for Iran, Middle East Department

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