HE Ms Catherine ColonnaFrench Ambassador to the UK

Career

  • Attended the Ecole nationale d’administration, 1981-1983
  • Second Secretary in Washington, 1983-1986
  • Legal Affairs Directorate, French Foreign Ministry, 1986-1988
  • Adviser to the office of the Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Public Works and Housing, 1988-1989
  • Analysis and Forecasting Centre, French Foreign Ministry, 1989-1990 (Press, information, communication), acting head of news, 1990-1993
  • Deputy Director, Deputy Spokesperson, 1993-1995
  • Spokesperson, Presidency of the Republic, 1995-2004
  • Director General of the French National Centre for Cinematography, 2004-2005
  • Minister Delegate for European Affairs, 2005-2007
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs White Paper Committee, 2007
  • Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of France to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2008-2010
  • On leave on personal grounds (Managing Partner, Brunswick Group Inc.), 2010-2014
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Rome, 2014-2017,
  • Permanent Representative of France to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, since October 2017.

Honours

  • Officier de la Legion d’honneur
  • Officier de l'Ordre National du Merite

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