GILES Paxman has been appointed as the new British Ambassador to Spain. He succeeds the present ambassador Denise Holt who is leaving the Diplomatic service.

Giles Paxman, LVO (born November 15, 1951) is the current Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Mexico.
He was educated at Malvern College and New College, Oxford. Before becoming the Ambassador to Mexico, Paxman served in several other diplomatic positions in France, Italy, and Belgium.

From 1978 to 1979, he attended the esteemed École nationale d'administration in Paris, the same school as Jacques Chirac, (the former French President) among many other famous pupils. Afterwards, he worked for the Department of Transport, until 1980.

Between 1980-1984, Paxman served as the United Kingdom's Permanent Representative to the European Commission for Environment, Consumer Affairs and the Internal Market in Brussels.


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