Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

21 Sep 2006 01:15 PM

Mr James Watt CVO has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in succession to Mr Christopher Prentice who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Watt will take up his new appointment in October 2006


Full Name: James Wilfrid Watt
Date of Birth: 5 November 1951
Married to: Amal Saad Watt
Children: One son (1981) and one daughter (1986)

2003-2006 Beirut:: Ambassador
2000-2003 FCO: Director Consular Services
1999- Sabbatical at School of Oriental & African


1996-1998 Islamabad: Deputy High Commissioner
1992-1996 Amman: Deputy Head of Mission
1989-1992 FCO: Deputy Head of United Nations Department and Head of Human Rights Unit
1985-1989 UKMis New York, First Secretary (Middle East and Peacekeeping)

1983-1985 FCO: Near East & North Africa Department, then Mexico & Central America Department
1980-1983 Abu Dhabi: Second later First Secretary
1977-1980 FCO: Trade Relations and Export Department

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