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PRESS RELEASE : Change of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Jordan: Philip Hall [November 2023]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 28 November 2023.

Mr Philip Hall OBE has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in succession to Ms Bridget Brind OBE. Mr Hall will take up his appointment this month.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Philip Ridley Hall OBE

Place of birth: Chichester, West Sussex

Married to: Karine Hall

Children: 3

Date Role
2022 to present Middle East and North Africa Directorate, and Full Time Language Training (Arabic)
2021 to July 2022 FCDO, Afghanistan-Pakistan Directorate
2017 to 2021 Jerusalem, Consul General
2016 to 2017 Full Time Language Training (Arabic)
2015 FCO, Additional Director, Spending Review
2012 to 2015 FCO, Head, Counter Proliferation Department
2008 to 2012 Brussels, Defence Counsellor, UK Joint Delegation to NATO
2007 to 2008 Bucharest, Deputy Head of Mission
2003 to 2006 Cabinet Office, Head of Division, European Secretariat
2002 to 2003 FCO, Deputy Head of Department, Middle East Department and Iraq Planning Unit
2001 to 2003 FCO, Deputy Head of Department, Africa Department (Equatorial)
1991 to 2001 FCO, Head, Middle East Peace Process Section, Near East and North Africa Department
1997 to 1999 FCO, Head, Economic and Financial Section, EU Department
1995 to 1997 Brussels, United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union, First Secretary Inter-Governmental Conference (Amsterdam Treaty)
1993 to 1994 Cabinet of the British Judge to the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg, Stagiaire
1990 to 1992 Herbert Smith solicitors, City of London and Brussels, Articled Clerk