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PRESS RELEASE : Change of His Majesty’s Ambassador to Uzbekistan [April 2023]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 21 April 2023.

Mr Timothy Smart has been appointed His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan in succession to Mr Timothy Torlot who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service.

Mr Smart will take up his appointment during August 2023.


Full name: Timothy Smart

Married to: Dr Veronika Smart

Children: Two

Year Role
2018 to 2022 FCDO, Head, Eastern Mediterranean Department, Europe Directorate
2018 Cabinet Office, National Security Secretariat, Deputy Director
2017 to 2018 FCO, Sahel Coordinator, Africa Directorate
2012 to 2017 Antananarivo, Her Majesty’s Ambassador, and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps (2016-2017)
2011 to 2012 Suva, Chargé d’Affaires and Head of the UK’s South Pacific Network
2008 to 2011 Honiara, British High Commissioner and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps (2010-2011)
2006 to 2008 FCO, Head, Strategic Communication Unit and Press Secretary to the PUS and the FCO Board
2005 to 2006 FCO, Head, EU Middle East North Africa Section, Europe Directorate
2004 to 2005 Basra, Head, Political Press and Public Affairs Section, British Consulate General
2001 to 2004 Tel Aviv, Second Secretary
1999 to 2000 FCO, Desk Officer, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Department.
1997 to 1999 JP Morgan, Investment Banking Analyst