Mr Tim Barrow CMG LVO MBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Russian Federation.
He will succeed Dame Anne Fyfe Pringle DCMG. Mr Barrow will take up his appointment during November 2011.
Tim Barrow joined the FCO in 1986 and has held a wide range of posts doing both bilateral and multilateral work, including postings to Moscow, Brussels (to the European Union), and Kiev. He was most recently the UK Representative to the Political and Security Committee of the EU and, before that, Ambassador to Ukraine.
On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Mr Barrow said:
“I am very pleased to be returning to Russia. I have good memories of working in Moscow in the early 90s. I look forward to getting to know again this vast and dynamic country and to continuing the steady work of developing relations between our two countries”.
Two sons, two daughters
2008 - present
UKRep Brussels, Representative to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union and Ambassador to the Western European Union
2006 - 2008
British Embassy Kiev, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2005 - 2006
FCO, Deputy Political Director
2003 - 2005
FCO, Assistant Director EU External
2000 - 2003
FCO, Head of Common Foreign and Security Department
1998 - 2000
FCO, Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary
1996 - 1998
UKRep Brussels, First Secretary
1994 - 1996
FCO, Private Secretary to Minister of State
1993 - 1994
FCO, Head of Russia Section
1990 - 1993
British Embassy Moscow, Second Secretary
British Days Exhibition, Kiev
1988 - 1989
Russian Language Training
1987 - 1988
FCO, Desk Officer, Western European Department