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Chris Rampling appointed new UK Ambassador to Lebanon

Mr. Chris Rampling MBE has been appointed the new UK Ambassador to Lebanon in succession to Mr. Hugo Shorter who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Rampling will take up his appointment in September 2018.


Full name: Christopher Maxwell Rampling MBE

Married to: Lies Lauwers

Children: Two

2014 to 2018 UK Permanent

Representation to the EU's Political and Security Committee, & Foreign, Defence and Development Counsellor

2013 to 2014 FCO: Head Corporate Services Programme

2013 Secondment to The Prince's Trust

2009 to 2013 British Embassy Amman: Deputy Head of Mission

2007 to 2009 FCO: Deputy Head, Counter Proliferation Department

2005 to 2007 FCO: Team Leader, Turkey Team

2002 to 2005 British Embassy

Tripoli: Political and Press Officer

2000 to 2002 FCO: Arabic language training

1999 to 2000 FCO: Desk Officer, Turkey/Malta

1999 Joined FCO

Source: National News Agency