Alexander Ellis (diplomat)

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His Excellency
Alexander Ellis
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United Kingdom Ambassador to Brazil
In office
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister David Cameron
Theresa May
Preceded by Alan Charlton
Personal details
Born (1967-06-05) 5 June 1967 (age 49)
London, United Kingdom
Alma mater Magdalene College, Cambridge
Occupation Diplomat

Alexander Wykeham "Alex" Ellis CMG (born 5 June 1967) is a British diplomat, recently ambassador to Brazil from July 2013 to January 2017.


Ellis was educated at The Dragon School, Oxford, Winchester College and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He taught history at St Edward's School, Oxford before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1990. He was British ambassador to Portugal 2007–10 and Director of Strategy at the FCO 2011–13 before being appointed ambassador to Brazil.

Ellis was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours.[1]


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John Buck
British Ambassador to Portugal
Succeeded by
Jill Gallard
Preceded by
Alan Charlton
British Ambassador to Brazil
Succeeded by
Wasim Mir
as Chargé d'affaires