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PRESS RELEASE : Appointment of Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Eritrea – David McIlroy [April 2024]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 11 April 2024.

Mr David McIlroy has been appointed Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the British Embassy Asmara in Eritrea, in succession to Mr Joel Harding. Mr McIlroy will take up his appointment during April 2024.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: David Thomas McIlroy

Date Role
2022 to 2024 FCDO, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate
2019 to 2022 Conakry, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Guinea
2016 to 2018 FCO, Deputy Head, Stabilisation Unit
2015 to 2016 FCO, Deputy Head of Department and Head of State Programmes Team, Counter Proliferation Department
2011 to 2015 Vienna, Deputy Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the United Nations and Other International Organisations
2009 to 2011 Cabinet Office (on loan from FCO), Secretariat, Iraq Inquiry
2007 to 2009 FCO, Head, Borders, Managed Migration, Multilateral and Development, Migration Directorate
2004 to 2007 Belgrade, Deputy Head of Mission and Consul-General
2002 to 2004 Full-time language training (Serbian)
2000 to 2002 FCO, Head of Gibraltar Section and Head of Justice and Home Affairs Section, European Union (Internal) Department
2000 Joined FCO