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British Ambassador to Hungary – Iain Lindsay OBE

Mr Iain Lindsay OBE was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Hungary from 30 March 2016. He previously held the position of Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Manama from 2011 to 2015.

Iain joined the FCO in 1980 and has spent much of his career in Asia Pacific, serving in Tokyo (twice), Hong Kong and Canberra. He was Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor in Bucharest from 2003-7, working on Romania’s accession to NATO and the EU. Prior to that Iain served as a foreign policy adviser to the Romanian Foreign Minister. He was Deputy Head of Mission and Director, Trade and Investment at the British Consulate General in Hong Kong from 2007-11. The Queen awarded him an OBE in 2002.

British Ambassador to Hungary

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

Previous roles in government

British Ambassador to Bahrain
2011 to 2015

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