(London) Mr Edward Ferguson has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina in succession to Mr Nigel Casey MVO. Mr Ferguson will take up his appointment during August 2014.
Mr Ferguson has worked for the UK Ministry of Defence since 2001, with a focus on foreign and security policy and strategy in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. Most recently, he led the Department’s long-term planning in preparation for the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review. In previous roles, he spent two years overseeing the UK’s military contribution in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and worked as Private Secretary to three Secretaries of State for Defence, advising them on operations in Iraq, where in 2006 he completed an operational deployment as a political adviser. He has also had responsibility for the UK’s bilateral defence relationships with the United States, Canada and countries in Western Europe.
Mr Ferguson will transfer from the Ministry of Defence to the FCO for this appointment.
On his appointment, Mr Ferguson has said
I feel enormously privileged to have been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The UK is a longstanding and committed friend of BiH and we stand ready to help her move forward towards membership of the EU and NATO. I very much look forward to playing my part, and to getting to know this beautiful and diverse country.