Nigel Marcus Baker was educated at Dulwich College and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he gained a first class degree in history. After a brief period as researcher in the Conservative Research Department he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1989. After posts in Prague and Bratislava he took a research sabbatical in Verona 1996–97 studying Italian and European history. Returning to the FCO, he was Head of the European Defence Section of the Security Policy Department 1998–2000. He was then assistant Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales 2000–03, Deputy Head of Mission, Havana, 2003–06 and Ambassador to Bolivia 2007–11 before being appointed to the Holy See.
Nigel Baker was appointed MVO in 2003 and OBE in 2010.
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- Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 15 April 2011
- Our Ambassador, British Embassy to the Holy See
- Nigel Baker is ambassador to the Holy See, The Telegraph, London, 15 Apr 2011
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