Britain’s former envoy in Somalia and Congo has been appointed as the next ambassador to Israel.
Neil Wigan will take up the appointment in June to succeed David Quarrey, who leaves after his four year term to begin a new diplomatic post.
Wigan has previously headed the Tel Aviv section at the foreign office and was also led the department’s Arab, Israel and North Africa Group between 2006-8.
The Board of Deputies tweeted their congratulations, saying: “Mazal tov to @FCONeilWigan, UK’s newly appointed Ambassador to Israel. Thank you,@DavidQuarrey, a friend to the Jewish community and all his hard work to strengthen UK-Israel relations. We wish David all the best for his future and look forward to working with @FCONeilWigan.”