Ms Judith Farnworth has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia in succession to Mrs Katherine Leach. Ms Farnworth took up her appointment in September 2015.
Ms Farnworth joined the FCO in 1991 and served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic. A specialist in post-Soviet and Central European Affairs, Ms Farnworth began her career at the FCO as a Research Analyst before taking up postings in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Latvia and the Kyrgyz Republic.
On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, Ms Farnworth has said:
I am delighted to be appointed as British Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. It is a great privilege to serve in a country with such a rich history and culture. Building on the achievements of the current Ambassador and the Embassy team, I look forward to working with the Armenian Government to strengthen further the bilateral relationship for the benefit of Armenia and the United Kingdom.
Judith Margaret Farnworth
2012 – present
Bishkek, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2008 – 2012
Kyiv, Deputy Head of Mission and Her Majesty’s Consul
2005 – 2008
Riga, Deputy Head of Mission and Her Majesty’s Consul
2000 – 2004
Prague, Head of Political Section
1996 – 2000
Kyiv, Second Secretary Political/Press & Public Affairs
1991 – 1995
FCO, Senior Research Analyst, Research and Analysis Department