Mariot Leslie

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Dame Alison Mariot Leslie, DCMG (born 25 June 1954), known as Mariot Leslie,[1] is HM Ambassador and Permanent Representative Joint Delegation of the United Kingdom to NATO. She succeeded Stewart Eldon in that position in 2010.

She was formerly director-general for defence and intelligence at the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She began her career in 1977 in the FCO Middle East Department and also held positions in Singapore, Bonn, Paris, Rome and Oslo.

Honours[edit]

She was appointed Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2005 New Year Honours and Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG) in the 2012 Birthday Honours.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Edinburgh in 1954, she attended St Hilda's College, Oxford (1972-75).

Family[edit]

Married to Andrew Leslie since 1978; the couple has two daughters.

Diplomatic career (1977-present)[edit]

  • 1977-1978: Joined the British Diplomatic Service; spent a year in the Middle East Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London (FCO)
  • 1978-1981: British High Commission, Singapore
  • 1982-1986: British Embassy, Bonn, as First Secretary with responsibility for the European Communities
  • 1986-1987: Policy Planning Staff, FCO
  • 1988-1990: Personnel Operations Department, FCO
  • 1990-1992: Seconded to the French Foreign Ministry, Quai d'Orsay, Paris
  • 1992-1993: Head of Environment, Science and Energy Department, FCO
  • 1993-1995: Scottish Office Industry Department, Edinburgh
  • 1996-1998: Head of Policy Planning Staff, FCO
  • 1998-2001: Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy, Rome
  • 2002-2006: HM Ambassador, British Embassy, Oslo
  • 2006-2007: Director, Defence and Strategic Threats and Counter-Terrorism Envoy, FCO
  • 2007-2010: Director General Defence and Intelligence, FCO
  • 2010-now: HM Ambassador and Permanent Representative Joint Delegation of the UK to NATO

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