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UK in Angola

London 20:33, 06 Jul 2010
Luanda 20:33, 06 Jul 2010
Last updated at 23:24 (UK time) 14 Apr 2010

Career history

Richard James Wildash - Curriculum Vitae

Date of Birth:   24 December 1955

Marital Status:   Married to Jane

Children:   Two daughters (1987); (1996)

Honours:   Lieutenant, Royal Victorian Order (LVO

 2010-04-14  HM Ambassador to Angola
 2006 - 2009  British High Commissioner to Malawi
 2006  British High Commissioner to Cameroon, and HM Ambassador (non-resident) to Gabon, Chad, Central African Republic and Equatorial Guinea
 1998 - 2002  Deputy British High Commissioner to Malaysia
 1994 - 1998  First Secretary, British High Commission, New Delhi
 1994  Head of  Multilateral Policy Section, Eastern Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 1988 - 1992  First Secretary, British High Commission, Harare
 1988  Head of AIDS Section, Narcotics Control and AIDS Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office 
 1988  Secondment to EU Council Secretariat, Brussels
 1984-1988  Desk Officer, United Nations Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 1982-1984  Third Secretary, British Embassy, Abidjan
 1980-1982  Third Secretary, British Embassy, East Berlin
 1980  Third Secretary, British Embassy, Bahrain
 1979  Desk Officer, European Community Department (External), Foreign & Commonwealth Office


St Paul's School, Barnes;

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (Modern and Mediaeval Languages)

Elected Chairman of the International Natural Rubber Council in October 2000


Professional bodies:  

Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

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