Karen Wolstenholme

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Karen Wolstenholme (born 16 October 1962) is a British diplomat who was Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) 2011–12.

She was educated at Penrhos College and joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1980. She served in Moscow, Düsseldorf, Dublin, Harare, Brussels and Wellington before being posted to The Hague in 2007 as deputy UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.[1] She gained a Master of Public Administration degree from the Open University in 2010. She was appointed to be Ambassador to North Korea in 2010 and took up the post in September 2011.[1] She was replaced as Ambassador to North Korea in October 2012 but her next appointment has not been announced.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea – Foreign & Commonwealth Office press release, 27 September 2010
  2. ^ Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea – Foreign & Commonwealth Office press release, 25 June 2012
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Peter Hughes
British Ambassador to North Korea
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Michael Gifford