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Ms Julia Longbottom CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan in succession to Mr Paul Madden CMG who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Ms Longbottom will take up her appointment in March 2021.
Curriculum Vitae
Full name: Julia Longbottom
Married to: Richard Sciver
Children: Three (two daughters, one son)
2020 to present
FCO, Director, Coronavirus Task Force
2016 to 2020
FCO, Director for Consular Services, Consular Directorate
2012 to 2016
Tokyo, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission
2009 to 2012
FCO, Head, Far Eastern (later China) Department
2006 to 2009
UK Trade & Investment, Director, Strategy and Human Resources
2003 to 2006
Warsaw, Director of Trade & Investment and Consul General
1998 to 2002
The Hague, Head of Political and EU Section
1994 to 1997
FCO, Section Head, Nationality and Immigration, Hong Kong Department
1990 to 1993
Tokyo, Second Secretary – Political
European Commission Brussels, Stagiaire in Office of Lord Cockfield
New York, UK Permanent Mission to the UN, Second Secretary – UNGA Team
Joined FCO

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