George Edgar

Christopher George Edgar OBE (born (1960-04-21)21 April 1960) is a British diplomat who is European Union ambassador to Cambodia.

George Edgar

British Ambassador to Uzbekistan
In office
August 2012  October 2015
Preceded byRupert Joy
Succeeded byChristopher Allan
British Ambassador to Macedonia
In office
Preceded byMark Dickinson
Succeeded byRobert Chatterton Dickson
British Ambassador to Cambodia
In office
Preceded byPaul Reddicliffe
Succeeded byStephen Bridges
Personal details
Born (1960-04-21) 21 April 1960
Spouse(s)Elena Ryurikovna Nagornichnykh[1]
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
Open University

Early life and education

Edgar is the son of Dr William Macreadie Edgar and Dr Freda Elizabeth Edgar.[2] He studied Philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge and then completed a MA in Environment, Policy and Society at the Open University.[2]


Edgar joined the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1981 and was posted to the British Embassy in Moscow. He has served as British Ambassador to Cambodia, Ambassador to Macedonia, Consul General in St Petersburg; and interim Ambassador to the Holy See.[2] He played a key role in Protocol Directorate in the FCO in relation to arrangements for the 2012 London Olympics.[3]

Edgar was appointed as the British Ambassador to Uzbekistan in August 2012.[2] In April 2015 the FCO announced that he would be replaced in autumn 2015 and would transfer to another Diplomatic Service appointment.[4] He was appointed to be the European Union's ambassador to Cambodia, and took up the post on 1 December 2015.[5]


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