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David Gilmour
Charge d'Affaires, Republic of Malawi
Term of Appointment: 09/23/2004 to present

David Gilmour has been a member of the U.S. Foreign Service since 1986. He assumed the post of Deputy Chief of Mission in Lilongwe in August 2004 and Chargé d’Affaires at the end of September. His previous assignment was Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Consulate General in Sydney, Australia, where he worked on many high-profile projects, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Prior to that, Mr. Gilmour served as Information Officer and Press Spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica. In the early 1990s, Mr. Gilmour was the Educational Exchanges Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, where he managed a large program of academic and professional exchanges and cultural presentations during South Africa’s transition to democracy. His other foreign assignments were as Public Affairs Officer in Douala, Cameroon and Junior Oficer in Dakar, Senegal. His work on a variety of projects in the Foreign Service has taken Mr. Gilmour to over 40 countries.

Mr. Gilmour has received the Superior Honor Award (twice) and the Meritorious Honor Award (three times). He is married to Judith Martin, and they have three children.


Released on September 23, 2004

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