Dominick Chilcott

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Dominick Chilcott

Dominick John Chilcott CMG (born 17 November 1959) is a British diplomat who was Ambassador to Ireland 2012–16.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

He went to the Catholic independent school, St Joseph's College, Ipswich, later also attended by his brother Martin. He attended Greyfriars, Oxford, a small Oxford private hall that closed in June 2008. He gained a BA in Philosophy and Theology in 1982.[1][2]

Career[edit]

He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1982. From 1993-95 he was based in Lisbon. From 1998-2002 he worked in External Relations in Brussels at the Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the European Union. From 2003-06 he was Director of the EU Directorate.[1][2]

In 2006, Chilcott became the High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. He met the Queen as High Commissioner on 29 June 2006. From 2008-11 he was Deputy Head of Mission to the United States.[1][2]

Chilcott briefly became Ambassador to Iran in 2011 before diplomatic relations were suspended, and then Ambassador to Ireland in 2012.[3] He was replaced in 2016 and in September 2017 the FCO announced that he was to be ambassador to Turkey from January 2018.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He married Jane Bromage in 1983. They have three sons and one daughter. He met his wife at Oxford. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2003.[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e A & C Black (2012). "CHILCOTT, Dominick John". Who's Who 2012, online edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d Foreign & Commonwealth Office (2012-04-19). "Dominick Chilcott's CV". British Embassy in Ireland's website. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  3. ^ Appointment
  4. ^ "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Turkey". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 18 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "No. 57100". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 October 2003. p. 10. 

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Offices held[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Stephen Evans
British High Commissioner
to Sri Lanka

2006– 2007
Succeeded by
Peter Hayes
British High Commissioner
to the Maldives

(non-resident)

2006–2007
Preceded by
Alan Charlton
Minister and Deputy Ambassador at the
British Embassy, Washington

2008-2010
Succeeded by
Philip Barton
Preceded by
Sir Simon Gass
British Ambassador
to Iran

2011
Relations suspended
Preceded by
Julian King
British Ambassador
to Ireland

2012-2016
Succeeded by
Robin Barnett