Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameDominic Anthony Gerard ASQUITH CMG, 4725
MotherAnne PALAIRET , 4719 (1916-1998)
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From Wikipedia

Dominic Anthony Gerard Asquith CMG (b. 7 February 1957) is a British diplomat. He was British Ambassador to Iraq between 2006 and 2007 and is British Ambassador to Egypt since 2007.

Asquith is the younger son of the 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith by his wife the late Anne Palairet (d. 1998), and a great-grandson of H.H. Asquith, a former British Prime Minister. Asquith's elder brother Raymond, father Lord Oxford, and maternal grandfather Sir Michael Palairet, all served as British diplomats. Like his father and brother, he was educated at Ampleforth.

Diplomatic career

Asquith has been a diplomat since 1983. In December 2007 he became British Ambassador to Egypt. He was previously British Ambassador to Iraq.[1]
Asquith has served for many years in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2004.[2]
On December 4, 2009, Asquith gave evidence to The Iraq Inquiry.[3]

Career highlights with particular reference to Middle East

1986-1987 Second Secretary, Damascus, Syria
1987-1989 First Secretary, Muscat
2001-2004 Deputy Head of Mission and Consul-General, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2004 Deputy Special Representative for Iraq, and Deputy Head of Mission, Baghdad, Iraq
2004-2006 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Director Iraq
2006-2007 HM Ambassador to Iraq
2007–Present HM Ambassador to Egypt


Asquith is married since 1988 to the former Louise Cotton, who had worked as a secretary in the British Foreign Office and resigned upon her marriage. They have two sons (b. 1992 and 1994) and two daughters (b. 1989 and 1990).
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