Sir Dominick Chilcott

British Ambassador to Turkey
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Sir Dominick Chilcott is a career diplomat who joined the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in 1982. He has served as:

High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives (2006 to 2007)
Deputy Ambassador to the United States (2008 to 2011)
Ambassador to Iran (for six weeks only in late 2011 - the posting was ended by the attack on the embassy)
Ambassador to Ireland. (2012 to 2016)
He is now serving as the UK’s ambassador to the Republic of Turkey.

In addition to those postings, Dominick has served in Ankara (1985-8), Lisbon (1993-5) and at the UK’s mission to the European Union in Brussels (1998-2002).

Between overseas assignments, Dominick has worked in the FCDO in London on European, African and Middle Eastern affairs. He has been a private secretary to two Foreign Secretaries, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and the late Mr Robin Cook. He was director of the Iraq Policy Unit in 2003 and director for bilateral relations with European countries from 2003-6.