Press release

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Slovak Republic

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

Mr Andrew Garth has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Slovak Republic.

Mr Andrew Garth

Mr Andrew Garth has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Slovak Republic and will take up his appointment during October 2014.

Mr Garth joined the FCO in 1988 and has held several appointments predominately in Europe and Asia including Poland, Romania, Thailand and Taiwan. He led the EU Enlargement and Pre-accession Team at the FCO and assisted British businesses both in the UK and Overseas. Most recently, he worked at UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) supporting efforts to encourage more firms into exporting and increase UK business success overseas.

On his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Slovakia, Mr Garth has said:

It is an honour and privilege to be appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. I look forward to working with a valued EU partner, strengthening our political and economic links still further and exploring this beautiful country.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Andrew John Garth
Children: One daughter
2010 – 2014 UKTI, Head, Commercial Development Unit
2008 – 2010 FCO, Head, EU Enlargement & Pre-Accession Team
2008 Bangkok, Head, Political & Economic Section
2004 – 2007 Bucharest, First Secretary (Trade Development)
2003 – 2004 Secondment to South Yorkshire International Trade Centre
1999 – 2002 Taipei, Science & Technology Officer
1997 – 1999 UKTI, Turkey Desk
1995 – 1997 FCO, Desk Officer (Asia Policy)
1992 – 1995 South East Asia/Far East Floater
1990 – 1992 Warsaw, Attaché
1988 Joined FCO

Further information

UK and Slovakia

Follow the Foreign Office on twitter @foreignoffice

Follow the Foreign Office on facebook and Google+

Media enquiries

Published 12 May 2014