British Ambassador to Germany Begins Work
The New British Ambassador to Germany Began Work on Monday September 21st.September 24th, 2015
This week marked the beginning of the new British Ambassador to Germany’s period in the post. Sir Sebastian Wood began his work at the Embassy in Berlin on Monday.
Sir Sebastian Wood has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) since 1983 having graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford. He then went on to hold a number of posts within the organization including: working at the British embassy in Bangkok, the First Secretary of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group and working on the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong. He was a counselor at the British Embassy in Washington where he was first honored by the Queen, before eventually becoming the British ambassador to China up from 2010, until being appointed to his new post in Germany. He has also been made a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George following the Queen’s 2014 Birthday Honors for his service to British Prosperity and British interests in China.
He has said that he is looking forward to Germany and the cultural diversity of the 16 federal states and has already visited Munich and Düsseldorf in the past week. He has also stated that he is excited to be in the post during the year of the 25th anniversary of German Reunification and is excited to have the chance to visit other states while in this post. The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, will soon accredit him officially. Sir Wood is married and has four children.
Sir Simon McDonald left the British mission to Germany in late August this year following his appointment as Permanent Under-Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, & Head of the Diplomatic Service after five years in the post of Ambassador.
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