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New British Ambassador appointed to Portugal

Published on 16/01/2018

A notice from the British Embassy today advises that Mr Chris Sainty has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic in succession to Ms Kirsty Hayes.

Mr Sainty will take up his appointment in the summer of 2018.


Full name: Christopher James Sainty

Married to: Sarah Helen Sainty

Children: Three

2015 – 2017 FCO, European Correspondent and Head of Europe (South) Department, Europe Directorate

2011 – 2015 Rome, Deputy Head of Mission

2008 – 2010 Islamabad, Political Counsellor

2006 – 2008 The Hague, Deputy Head of Mission

2004 – 2006 FCO, Head of EU Presidency Department

2000 – 2004 Madrid, First Secretary (Political)

1998 – 2000 FCO, Head of Newsroom, Press Office

1996 – 1998 FCO, Common Foreign and Security Policy Unit

1992 – 1996 New Delhi, Second Secretary (Political)

1990 – 1992 FCO, Hong Kong Department

1989 Joined the Diplomatic Service

LISBON, 16 January 2018