Karen Wolstenholme

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Karen Wolstenholme (born 16 October 1962) is a British diplomat who was Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) 2011–12.

She was educated at Penrhos College and joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1980. She served in Moscow, Düsseldorf, Dublin, Harare, Brussels and Wellington before being posted to The Hague in 2007 as deputy UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.[1] She gained a Master of Public Administration degree from the Open University in 2010. She was appointed to be Ambassador to North Korea in 2010 and took up the post in September 2011.[1] She was replaced as Ambassador to North Korea in October 2012 by Michael Gifford.[2] Her husband, Jonathan Wolstenholme, Her Majesty's Consul to Cuba, died due to diabetic ketoacidosis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 27 September 2010. Archived from the original on 8 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Watson, Leon (24 February 2012). "Our man in Havana dies after mistaking deadly diabetes problem for food poisoning". Daily Mail. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Peter Hughes
British Ambassador to North Korea
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Michael Gifford