Announcement

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Uruguay

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Mr Ben Lyster-Binns has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Uruguay.

He will succeed Mr Patrick Mullee who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Lyster-Binns will take up his appointment during July 2012.

Mr Lyster-Binns joined the FCO in 1989 and has carried out a variety of roles in London most recently as Deputy Head of the International Organisations Department of the FCO dealing with United Nations issues. His last overseas posting was to Lisbon, where he was Deputy Head of Mission.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Uruguay, Mr Lyster-Binns has said “I’m looking forward enormously to working for the United Kingdom in Uruguay. I’m keen to continue to strengthen the excellent relationship between our two countries and to promote a forward looking agenda of the United Kingdom’s and Uruguay’s top international priorities.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name:

Ben Lyster-Binns

Married to:

Belinda

Children:

Three

2010

FCO, Deputy Head, International Organisations Department

2007-2010

FCO, Policy Advisor, Counter Terrorism Department

2003-2007

Lisbon, Deputy Head of Mission

2000-2003

FCO, Deputy European Correspondent and Head of EU General Affairs and External Relations Council/G8 Team, Common Foreign and Security Policy Department

1998-2000

FCO, Desk Officer, Human Rights Policy Department, including a secondment to the non-governmental organisation Article 19

1994-1998

Muscat, Political, Press and Public Affairs Officer

1991-1994

Lilongwe, Aid and Development Secretary

1989-1991

FCO, Desk Officer, Non-Proliferation Department

1989

Joined FCO