Ms Judith Gough has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine in succession to Mr Simon Smith, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Gough will take up her appointment during September 2015.
Ms Gough joined the FCO in 2001 and was most recently Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She has been engaged with this region for over 20 years and previously served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Tbilisi. Ms Gough has also served in the British Embassy in Seoul and, prior to joining the FCO, worked as a Consultant at Ernst and Young, in Emerging Markets and Financial Services.
On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine, Ms Gough said:
Ukraine continues to face an unprecedented period of challenge and upheaval, which will shape the long-term future for all Ukrainians and have an impact on the wider region. The United Kingdom has been strong in support of Ukraine’s democratic, prosperous and secure future, and determined in its efforts to help promote reform, peace and stability throughout Ukraine. I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to play my part in continuing this work, in leading our Embassy in Ukraine at this critical time.
|2013 – 2014
||FCO, Director, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
|2010 – 2012
||Tbilisi, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
|2008 – 2010
||FCO, Deputy Head, Security Policy Group
|2007 – 2008
||FCO, Deputy Director, Shared Services
|2004 – 2007
||Seoul, Political Counsellor
|2002 – 2004
||FCO, Head of Strategic Policy Team, Eastern Adriatic Department
|2001 – 2002
||FCO, Desk Officer, Gibraltar Policy Team
|1995 – 2001
||Trainee and latterly Senior Consultant, Ernst and Young
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