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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna

Mr Leigh Turner CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna

Mr Leigh Turner CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna in succession to Mrs Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Turner will take up his appointment during August 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Robert Leigh Turner CMG
2012 – present Istanbul, Her Majesty’s Consul General and Director General UK Trade & Investment, Turkey, South Caucasus & Central Asia
2008 – 2012 Kyiv, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2006 – 2008 FCO, Director, Overseas Territories
2002 – 2006 Special Unpaid leave
1998 – 2002 Bonn (later Berlin), Counsellor, EU/Economic
1995 – 1998 FCO, Deputy Head, Hong Kong Department
1992 – 1995 Moscow, First Secretary, Economic
1991 Language training (Russian)
1989 – 1991 FCO, Desk Officer, Security Co-ordination Department
1987 – 1989 FCO, Desk Officer, Europe Directorate
1984 – 1987 Vienna, Second Secretary
1983 Joined FCO
1979 – 83 HM Treasury, Departments of the Environment & Transport

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