Alexander Ellis Designated New UK High Commissioner to India, to Be Successful Sir Philip Barton
Alex Ellis, a British strategic specialist, will take charge as the new UK High Commissioner to India, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Workplace (FCDO) announced on Tuesday. The 53- year-old civil servant has been acting as Deputy National Security Consultant in the UK Cabinet Office for the government’s Integrated Review on diplomacy, advancement and defence. In his New Delhi based role, he will be successful Sir Philip Barton, who moved back to the UK in 2015 to organize the newly-expanded FCDO as its Permanent Under-Secretary.
” Mr Alex Ellis CMG has actually been designated British High Commissioner to the Republic of India in succession to Sir Philip Barton KCMG OBE. Mr Ellis will take up his consultation throughout January 2021, the FCDO said in a statement. Ellis is referred to as having comprehensive experience in security issues and strategy, including as Director General responsible for the UK and European Union (EU) security collaboration, global contracts with the UK’s closest partners and domestic and EU engagement on Brexit in the erstwhile Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU).
He has actually likewise worked as British Ambassador to Brazil in between 2013 and 2017 and as ambassador to Portugal between 2007 and2010 Ellis was likewise Director of Method in the Foreign Workplace, responsible for establishing new tools for enhancing FCO and government policy. As a member of the Cabinet of the President of the European Commission, he had duty for energy, climate modification, competitors, development, trade and technique; and before that in the UK Representation to the EU dealing with the negotiations to develop the euro, the 7 year budget plan, and then institutional issues consisting of the Treaty of Nice.
Ellis has likewise operated in the British Embassy in Madrid, Spain, and started his civil service profession as part of the group supporting the transition to multi-party democracy in South Africa, following the release of Nelson Mandela. Prior to his civil service work, he was a history teacher and his other interests include singing in a choir, music, theatre and sports.
He is wed to Teresa Adegas, and they have one boy, Toms, who has Asperger’s Syndrome.
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