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PRESS RELEASE : Change of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Israel – Simon Walters [January 2023]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 23 January 2023.

Mr Simon Walters has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Israel in succession to Mr Neil Wigan OBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

Mr Walters will take up his appointment during August 2023.

Curriculum vitae

Dates Role
2022 to present Full Time Language Training, Hebrew
2019 to 2022 FCDO, Director National Security for Middle East and Africa
2017 to 2019 FCO, Director, Policy and Requirements
2016 to 2017 FCO, Regional Lead for South-Eastern Europe, Istanbul
2013 to 2016 FCO, Head, Global Prosperity Team
2011 to 2013 FCO, Head, Arabian Peninsula Team
2008 to 2011 Jerusalem, Her Majesty’s Consul
2006 to 2008 FCO, Private Secretary to PUS
1999 to 2006 Postings in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen
1998 to 1999 Full Time Language Training (Arabic), Cairo