Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Tunisia: Edward Oakden


Mr Edward Oakden CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Tunisian Republic in succession to Mrs Louise de Sousa who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Oakden will take up his appointment in October 2020.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Edward Oakden

Married to: Dr Florence Eid PhD

Year Role
2015 to 2020 Amman, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2013 to 2015 FCO, Director, Middle East
2012 to 2013 Strategic Trade UKTI, Managing Director
2010 to 2012 Sectors Group, UKTI Managing Director
2006 to 2010 Abu Dhabi, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2004 to 2006 FCO, Director for Defence and Strategic Threats, and Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism
2002 to 2004 FCO, Director for International Security
2002 FCO, Head of Security Policy Department
1998 to 2002 Madrid, Deputy Head of Mission
1997 to 1998 FCO, Deputy Head, EU Department (Internal)
1995 to 1997 Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
1992 to 1995 FCO, Deputy Head, EU Department (External) & Eastern Adriatic Department
1988 to 1992 Washington, Private Secretary to Her Majesty’s Ambassador
1985 to 1988 Khartoum, Second Secretary
1984 to 1985 Baghdad, Third Secretary (later Second Secretary)

Published 20 October 2020


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