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Vervanging van de permanent vertegenwoordiger Groot-Brittannië bij de EU (en)

Met dank overgenomen van Raad van de Europese Unie (Raad) i, gepubliceerd op vrijdag 7 september 2007.

The Council of the European Union has been informed of the appointment by the United Kingdom Government of Ambassador Nigel Kim Darroch CMG as Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union.

Ambassador DARROCH took up his duties on 11 July 2007.

( Curriculum vitae attached).



Born: 30 April 1954, South Stanley, Co Durham

Educated: Abingdon School, Abingdon

9 "O†Levels, 3 "A†Levels (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), 1 "S†Level (Biology)

Durham University (Hatfield College)

BSc (II.2) in Zoology


1976 Entered FCO (at Grade 9)

1976 Protocol Department

1977 Bridged to Administrative Stream (Limited Competition)

1977 Planning Staff

1978-79 News Department

1980-84 Third later Second later First Secretary, Tokyo (dealing with External Affairs and Defence)

1985-86 Maritime, Aviation and Environment Department, FCO (Desk Officer for Channel Tunnel project and Law of the Sea)

1987-89 Private Secretary to Minister of State dealing with Middle East, Arms Control, Eastern Europe (working for, successively, Tim Renton MP, David Mellor MP and William Waldegrave MP)

1989-92 First Secretary, Rome (dealing with European Community issues)

1993-95 Assistant (DS5S) then Deputy Head (DS4) of European Union Department FCO

1995-97 Head of Eastern Adriatic Department FCO

1997-98 Counsellor (External Relations), UK Permanent Representation to the EU, Brussels Head of News Department, FCO

2000 Director for European Union Affairs

2003 Director-General for European Union Affairs

2004 EU Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of the Cabinet Office European Secretariat

2007 UK Permanent Representative to the EU

Family: Married. One son (1983), one daughter (1986)