Nigel Sheinwald

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London, United Kingdom
Alma materOxford University/Balliol College
Member ofBritish-American Project, Centre for European Reform, Ditchley/Governors, Ditchley/UK, Shell/Leadership

Sir Nigel Sheinwald KCMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United States of America in succession to Sir David Manning KCMG who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Sir Nigel will take up his new appointment in the autumn of 2007.[1]


Name: Sir Nigel Elton Sheinwald KCMG
Date of Birth: 26 June 1953
Married to: Julia
Children: three sons 1984, 1985, 1987
October 2007 - Present: British ambassador to the United States[2]
2003 - 2007: Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Head of the Cabinet Office Overseas and Defence Secretariat.
2000-03 Brussels, UK Perm Rep to the EU
1998-00 FCO, Europe Director
1995-98 FCO, Head of News Department
1993-95 Brussels (EU), Head of UK Representation's Political and Institutional Section
1989-92 FCO, Deputy Head European Union Department (Internal)
1987-89 FCO, Deputy Head, Policy Planning Staff
1983-87 Washington, Political Section
1981-83 FCO, Head of Anglo-Soviet Section
1979-81 Rhodesia/Zimbabwe Department
1978-79 Moscow, Political Section
1977-78 Russian language training
1976-77 FCO, Japan Desk


On 15 January 2008, Sheinwald gave an address on British policy in the Middle East at the neoconservative Washington Institute for Near East Policy.[3]

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  1. Senior Diplomatic Service Appointments Monday 11 December 2006 09:40 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (National) News
  2. Britain and the Middle East, Britain and the Middle East, 23 January 2008.
  3. Nigel Sheinwald, Britain and the Middle East, WINEP, accessed: 29 January 2008.