SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 29 June 2022, Wednesday |

Cowell appointed as new British Ambassador to Lebanon

Mr Hamish Cowell CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Lebanese Republic, in succession to Dr Ian Collard OBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

Mr Cowell will take up his appointment during July 2022.

Credentials:

Full name: Hamish Cowell

Partner: Shadi Khan Kasmai Cowell

Children: Three

2017 – 2021

Muscat, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2013 – 2017

Tunis, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

2012 – 2013

FCO, Head, North Africa Department

2011 – 2012

FCO, Head, Libya Crisis Unit

2010 – 2011

FCO, Private Secretary, Minister of State

2005 – 2009

Paris, First Secretary, later Head, International Policy Team

2004 – 2005

Secondment to Quai d’Orsay

2001 – 2004

UKRep Brussels, First Secretary, Middle East Issues

2000 – 2001

Middle East Research Associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies

2000

10, Downing Street Press Office

1999 – 2000

Foreign Secretary’s Speechwriter

1996 – 1999

Cairo, Head, Political, Economic & Development Sections

1994 – 1996

FCO, Desk Officer, Common Foreign & Security Policy Unit

1992 – 1994

Tehran, Deputy Head of Mission & First Secretary Political

1989 – 1992

Colombo, Second Secretary, Political and Press

1987 – 1988

FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Iran/Iraq, Middle East Department

 

    Source:
  • NNA