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]


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]


  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


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

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

Relations suspended
Preceded by
Julian King
British Ambassador
to Ireland

Succeeded by
Robin Barnett