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PRESS RELEASE : Change of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Qatar – Neerav Patel [September 2023]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 7 September 2023.

Neerav Patel has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to Qatar.

Mr Neerav Patel has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar, in succession to Mr Jonathan Wilks CMG, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Patel will take up his appointment during February 2024.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Neerav Patel

Spouse: Siobhan Patel

Children: 2

Date Role
2021 to 2023 Cabinet Office, Director, Joint Intelligence Organisation
Spring 2021 Tel Aviv, Chargé d’Affaires
2017 to 2021 Cairo, Deputy Head of Mission
2015 to 2017 Cabinet Office, Deputy Chief of the Assessment Staff, Joint Intelligence Organisation
2012 to 2015 Tel Aviv, First Secretary (Head, Political Section)
2011 to 2012 Kabul, First Secretary (Head, Internal Politics)
2009 to 2011 Cabinet Office, Senior Policy Adviser, National Security Secretariat
2007 to 2009 No 10 Downing St, Policy Adviser, Prime Minister’s Policy Unit
2007 Department for Communities, Research and International Manager, Prevent Unit
2005 to 2007 Home Office, Economist