WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2015) — President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Glyn Townsend Davies as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, according to a The White House Office of the Press Secretary news release on Monday.
Obama described Davies as a fine public servant who brings a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to an important role. A career member of the Foreign Service, with the rank class of Minister-Counselor, Davies, is currently a Senior Advisor in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State, a position he has held since 2014.
Prior to that post, Davies was Special Representative for North Korea Policy from 2012 to 2014. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the United States Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Davies served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2006 to 2009. He was a Senior Advisor at the Foreign Service Institute’s Leadership and Management School from 2005 to 2006, Acting Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in 2005, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs from 2004 to 2005, and Political Director for the U.S. Presidency of the G-8 from 2003 to 2004.
From 1999 to 2003, Davies served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom. He was Executive Secretary of the National Security Council staff from 1997 to 1999, State Department Deputy Spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs from 1995 to 1997, and Director of the State Department Operations Center from 1992 to 1994. His earlier assignments include posts in Australia, France, and Zaire.
Davies received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University and an M.S. from the National Defense University.