17.Jun .2020 14:40

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia: August 2020

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Mr Mark Clayton has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Georgia in succession to Mr Justin McKenzie Smith who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

Mr Clayton will take up his appointment during August 2020.


Full name: Mark Clayton
Married to: Helen King
Children: Two

2018 to present Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, European Security and Defence
2017 to 2018 Moscow, Minister Counsellor (Political), and FCO, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate
2014 to 2017 Dhaka, Deputy High Commissioner
2010 to 2014 FCO, Deputy Head, Counter-Terrorism Department
2008 to 2010 Home Office, Head, International Team, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
2005 to 2007 FCO, Head, G8 Team
2004 to 2005 FCO, Head, EU-Former Soviet Union relations Team
2003 to 2004 Kabul, Head, Counter Narcotics Team
1998 to 2002 Moscow, Second Secretary (Foreign Policy)
1997 to 1998 FCO, Desk Officer, Baltic States