Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Albania: Alastair King-Smith


Mr Alastair King-Smith has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Albania in succession to Mr Duncan Norman MBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr King-Smith will take up his appointment in September 2021.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Alastair King-Smith

2020 FCO, Deputy Director, Coronavirus Cross-Government Taskforce
2018 to 2020 FCO, Deputy Director, Multilateral Policy Directorate and Co-ordinator, Global Campaign for Media Freedom
2015 to 2018 FCO, Head of International Counter Extremism
2013 to 2015 FCO, Head of Strategic Communications and Security Campaigns
2013 Nairobi, Acting Deputy High Commissioner
2013 FCO, Acting Private Secretary to the Permanent Under-Secretary
2012 Tel Aviv, Acting Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Political Team
2011 to 2012 FCO, Head of Near East Group
2008 to 2011 Islamabad, Deputy & Acting Political Counsellor; later seconded to Department for International Development (DFID), UK Representative, Punjab
2005 to 2008 DFID, Co-ordinator for Integrated Planning and Lessons Learning, UK Stabilisation Unit
2003 to 2004 FCO, Head of Political Planning, Iraq Policy Unit
1999 to 2003 Khartoum, Head of Political, Economic and Information Sections; later Special Adviser for Peace Affairs
1999 Tripoli, Acting Chargé d’Affaires
1998 to 1999 Full-time Language Training (Arabic)
1996 – 1997 FCO, Desk Officer for Russia Political Affairs, Eastern Department
1996 Joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Published 10 September 2020


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