Sir Tim Hitchens
|President of Wolfson College, Oxford|
1 May 2018
|Preceded by||Hermione Lee|
|British Ambassador to Japan|
|Prime Minister|| David Cameron |
|Preceded by||David Warren|
|Succeeded by||Paul Madden|
|Assistant Private Secretary to the Sovereign|
|Prime Minister||Tony Blair|
|Preceded by||Mary Francis|
|Succeeded by||Sir Christopher Geidt|
Timothy Mark Hitchens
1962 (age 60–61)
|Alma mater|| Dulwich College |
University of Cambridge
Sir Timothy Mark Hitchens,(born 1962) is a British diplomat and a former Assistant Private Secretary to the Queen Elizabeth II,in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom,1999–2002.
Hitchens was seconded from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,to which he returned to become Head of the Africa Department (Equatorial).He had been First Secretary Political and Information,British High Commission,Islamabad and speechwriter for Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd.
Hitchens was born in 1962,and educated at Dulwich College from 1972 to 1979.He then attended Christ's College,University of Cambridge,where he read English literature. After joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office he studied Japanese,and then became Trade Secretary in Tokyo.
Hitchens was Private Secretary to The Rt Hon Tristan Garel-Jones,Minister of State for Europe at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1990 to 1993,and speechwriter to the Foreign Secretary The Rt Hon Douglas Hurd from 1993 to 1994. He was Head of the Political Section at the British Embassy in Islamabad,Pakistan,1994 to 1997.[ citation needed ]
From 2005 to 2008 Hitchens was Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy in Paris.
From autumn 2008,Hitchens took up the position Director,European Political Affairs,in London.In August 2010,he became Director,Africa.
In 2012,Hitchens was appointed as HM Ambassador to Japan. as of May 17,2015 [update] ,had over 7000 followers. [ non-primary source needed ] He often tweets in Japanese. Hitchens was succeeded by Paul Madden in January 2017.He opened a Twitter account under the handle 'UKAmbTim' and,
Hitchens was appointed chief executive officer of the Commonwealth Summit 2018 in March 2017.
In January 2017,Hitchens was elected President of Wolfson College,Oxford.He assumed this post on 1st May 2018.
Hitchens was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2012 New Year Honours.
Hitchens has one daughter (born 1991) and one son (born 1993).[ citation needed ]
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