Change of British High Commissioner to Guyana

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Mr Greg Quinn has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

Mr Greg Quinn has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana in succession to Mr Andrew Ayre, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Quinn will take up his appointment during February 2015.

Mr Quinn joined the FCO in 1995 and is currently Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Kazakhstan. His FCO career has included work on the United Nations, Former Soviet Union, and the Middle East in addition to a two-year secondment to the United States Department of State where he worked on Iraq.

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Mr Quinn has said:

I am delighted to be appointed as the British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. It is a privilege and honour to be given the opportunity to work with this fellow Commonwealth member to further both our bilateral relationship and cooperation on a range of important issues of mutual concern.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: James Gregory Quinn
Married to: Wendy Quinn
2012 – present Astana, Deputy Head of Mission
2009 – 2012 FCO, Head of UN Political Team, International Organisations Department
2007 – 2009 Washington/US State Department, Iraq/Middle East Liaison Officer
2004 – 2007 Minsk, Deputy Head of Mission
2000 – 2003 Accra, Political, Press & Public Affairs Officer
2000 Tallinn, Deputy Head of Mission (Temporary duty)
1998 – 2000 FCO, Desk Officer for Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, Central European Department
1995 – 1998 FCO, Research Assistant, Library & Records Department
1995 Joined FCO
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