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Foreign Secretary welcomes appointment of Sir Tim Barrow as UK Permanent Representative to the EU

The Foreign Secretary has welcomed the appointment of Sir Tim Barrow as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union.

The Foreign Secretary has welcomed the appointment of Sir Tim Barrow as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union following the announcement by No 10.

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said:

“Tim Barrow has been invaluable since I joined the Foreign Office in July and I want to personally thank him for his relentless energy, wise counsel and steadfast commitment. He is just the man to get the best deal for the UK and will lead UKRep with the same skill and leadership he has shown throughout his career. I wish him all the best.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name Sir Tim Barrow
Married to Alison
Children 2 sons, 2 daughters
Period Post
2016 Political Director, member of the FCO board - Overseeing international organisations, multilateral policy, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, South Asia and Afghanistan
2011- 2016 British Embassy Moscow - Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Russia
2008 - 2011 UKRep Brussels – UK 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 to Ukraine
2005 - 2006 Deputy Political Director
2003 - 2005 Europe Directorate - Assistant Director EU External, including during the UK’s Presidency of the EU in 2005
2000 - 2003 Europe Directorate - Head of Common Foreign and Security Department
1998 - 2000 Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary Robin Cook – Advising on EU, Russia and Middle East
1996 - 1998 UKRep Brussels - First Secretary (Antici), advising the UK Permanent Representative to the EU
1994 - 1996 Private Secretary to Minister of State
1993 - 1994 Head of Russia Section
1990 - 1993 British Embassy Moscow
1989 British Embassy Kiev - British Days Exhibition, showcasing British business excellence and expertise
1989 United National General Assembly
1988 - 1989 Russian Language Training
1987 - 1988 Europe Directorate - Desk Officer for Western Europe
1986 Joined FCO

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