Sir George Hollingbery KCMG has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba. He will take up his appointment in early 2022.
Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab said:
Sir George Hollingbery brings a wealth of experience to the role, including from his time as a Trade Minister. I look forward to working together as we continue to build on the UK’s important relationship with Cuba.
Sir George Hollingbery said:
I am honoured to have been appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Cuba and I hugely look forward to taking up the role.
The relationship between our two countries has been carefully fostered and deepened by my predecessors and I look forward to continuing the work.
Full name: George Michael Edward Hollingbery
Spouse: Janette Hollingbery
2017 to 2019
Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Meon Valley, Hampshire; Minister of State, Department for International Trade (2018 to 2019). (Did not stand in 2019 General Election)
2015 to 2017
Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Meon Valley, Hampshire; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (2016 to 2018); Lord Commissioner, HM Treasury (2015 to 2016)
2010 to 2015
Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Meon Valley, Hampshire; Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary (2012 to 2015); Member Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (2010 to 2012)