Below is a press release issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 22/10/2019.
Mr Neil Crompton has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in succession to Mr Simon Collis CMG.
Mr Neil Crompton has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in succession to Mr Simon Collis CMG who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Crompton will take up his appointment during February 2020.
Full name: Neil Crompton
Married to: Rosa Zaragoza
2019 Full-time Language Training (Arabic)
2015 to 2019 FCO, Director, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
2014 to 2015 FCO, Deputy Political Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate, and South Asia and Afghanistan Directorate
2012 to 2014 FCO, Director, South Asia and Afghanistan Directorate
2007 to 2011 Washington, Counsellor, Foreign and Security Policy Department, Joint Intelligence Committee Representative
2005 to 2007 FCO, Iran Coordinator, Iran Department
2003 to 2005 FCO, Head of Iraq Policy Unit
1999 to 2003 Tehran, Deputy Head of Mission
1998 to 1999 Full-time Language Training (Farsi)
1997 to 1998 FCO, Head of Iran Section
1995 to 1997 FCO, Senior Research Officer, Middle East and North Africa Group