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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Finland

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Ms Sarah Price has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Finland.

She will succeed Mr Matthew Lodge, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Price will take up her appointment in January 2014.

Ms Price joined the FCO in 1990 and has worked primarily on European issues, including postings to Prague and Belgrade.

In 1999, she was seconded to the Foreign Ministry in Helsinki where she worked on Finland’s first Presidency of the European Union. Her most recent appointment was as head of the Arabian Peninsula and Iraq Department in London.

On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Finland, Ms Price said:

I am honoured and delighted to have the opportunity to return to Helsinki. I look forward to working once again with Finland to achieve our shared objectives across a wide range of foreign policy, security and prosperity questions.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Sarah Helena Price
Married to: Simon McGrath
Children: Two sons
Period Post
2011 – present FCO, Head, Arabian Peninsula & Iraq Department
2010 – 2011 Maternity leave
2009 – 2010 FCO, Counsellor, Strategic Finance Directorate
2009 Maternity leave
2008 FCO, Head, Drugs & International Crime Department
2004 – 2007 FCO, Deputy Head, Counter-Proliferation Department
2000 – 2004 Belgrade, Deputy Head of Mission
1999 Helsinki, Secondment to Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
1996 – 1999 FCO, Head of Lomé Section, EU Department (External)
1993 – 1996 Prague, Second Secretary (Economic/EU)
1992 Helsinki, Second Secretary, UK Delegation to the CSCE (Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe)
1990 – 1992 Desk Officer, Narcotics Control & AIDS Department
1990 Joined FCO

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