The Rt Hon Edward Llewellyn OBE has been appointed her Majesty’s Ambassador to France with the approval of the Prime Minister.
Mr Llewellyn will succeed Sir Julian King who was recently appointed as European Commissioner. Mr Llewellyn is due to take up his appointment in November 2016, subject to obtaining the formal diplomatic approval of the French government.
Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson said:
Ed Llewellyn is hugely well qualified for this post and I look forward to working with him. He has served his country in Bosnia and Hong Kong and has extensive experience of Europe. He will help us make a great success of Brexit while ensuring that Britain is more engaged in the continent of Europe than ever.
Ed Llewellyn said:
I am honoured to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to France. I look forward to representing British interests and to building on the very strong relations our country has with France.
As we embark on a new chapter with the UK’s departure from the EU, I will work hard to strengthen our cooperation and to address the many common challenges facing our two nations.
The Rt Hon Edward Llewellyn OBE
Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister
Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition
Chief of Staff to Lord Ashdown, High Representative, Sarajevo
Cabinet of the European Commissioner for External Relations
Office of the High Representative, Sarajevo
Personal Adviser to the Governor of Hong Kong
Conservative Research Department (including a year on loan as a Private Secretary to Lady Thatcher, November 1990-October 1991)
Edward was appointed a life peer on 4 August in the 2016 Prime Minister’s Resignation Honours (title not yet gazetted). Edward is married to Anne. They have three young children.