Ms Arnold joined the FCO in 2006. She has worked on a range of issues including human rights, counter terrorism and public affairs. After serving in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Oman, Ms Arnold returned to London to work in the FCO’s Prosperity Directorate before moving to UK Trade & Investment.
Before joining the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Miss Arnold worked in the financial services sector with assignments in London, New York and Europe, before spending time in the Middle East as a writer and journalist. She graduated from Cambridge University with a BA (first class) and MPhil, and also holds an MA from Nottingham University
On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mongolia, Catherine Arnold has said:
I am delighted to have been appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mongolia. It is a particular honour to serve in a country with such a fascinating history and promising future. I look forward to working with the Mongolian Government and people to build on the strong links between our countries to further our mutual prosperity and security.
Full name: Catherine Elizabeth Jane Arnold
2015 Language Training (Mongolian)
2014 FCO/UKTI, Philanthropic Investment
2013 – 2014 FCO, Head, Emerging Powers Initiative
2011 – 2013 Kabul, Head of Communication & Spokesman
2009 – 2011 Tehran, Political, Human Rights
2009 Language Training (Farsi)
2008 Baghdad, Political, Press & Public Affairs
2007 – 2008 Muscat, Political, Press & Public Affairs
2006 – 2007 FCO, Prevent (Counter Terrorism)
2006 Joined FCO