Mr Iain Lindsay OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Hungary in succession to Mr Jonathan Knott, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Lindsay is expected to take up his appointment during April 2016.
Mr Lindsay has been Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain since 2011. He joined the FCO in 1980 and has served in Warsaw, Doha, Tokyo (twice), Canberra, Bucharest and Hong Kong. He was awarded an OBE in 2002.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Hungary Mr Lindsay has said:
I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Hungary. The UK and Hungary are friends, partners and allies. I look forward to working with the Hungarian government and people to strengthen our relations even further.
Iain Ferrier Lindsay OBE
2011 – present
Manama, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2007 - 2011
Hong Kong, Deputy Head of Mission and Director, Trade and Investment
2003 – 2007
Bucharest, Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor
Adviser to Romanian Foreign Minister (on secondment)
Language training (Romanian)
1999 – 2002
FCO, Deputy Head, South Asian Department (including Deputy Head, Afghanistan Emergency Unit following 9/11)
1994 – 1999
Tokyo, First Secretary Political
1991 – 1994
FCO, Head of Baltic Unit, Eastern Department
1989 – 1991
FCO, Australia Desk Officer, South Pacific Department