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date: 21 January 2020

Kent, Mark Andrew Geoffrey free

Born Spilsby 14 Jan. 1966; s of Geoffrey Kent and Patricia June Kent; m 1991, Martine Delogne; one s one d

HM Diplomatic Service; Ambassador to the Argentine Republic, since 2016

Education

Horncastle Grammar Sch.; Lincoln Coll., Oxford (BA Law 1986); Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Licence Spéciale en Droit Européen 1987); Open Univ. (Postgrad. Cert. in Business Admin 2007)

Career

Joined HM Diplomatic Service, 1987; Nr East and N Africa Dept, FCO, 1987–89; Third Sec., later Second Sec., Brasilia, 1989–93; Second, later First Sec., UK Perm. Repn to EU, 1993–98; First Sec., News Dept, FCO, 1998–2000; First Sec., later Counsellor (Commercial) and Consul-Gen., Mexico City, 2000–04; on secondment to SHAPE, 2004–05; Hd, Migration Gp, FCO, 2005–07; Ambassador to Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 2007–10; language and other trng, London and Thailand, 2010–12; Ambassador to Kingdom of Thailand, 2012–16. FInstLM 2011

Recreations

running, football (especially Arsenal), Michael Caine films, foreign languages

Address

c/o Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street SW1A 2AH

mark.kent@fco.gov.uk