Ben Lyster-Binns


Ben Lyster-Binns took up post as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Uruguay in July 2012. Ben joined the Diplomatic Service in 1989 and has carried out a variety of roles in London most recently as Deputy Head of the International organizations Department of the FCO dealing with United Nations issues. His previous overseas posting was to Lisbon, where he was Deputy Head of Mission. He has also served in Lilongwe (Malawi) as Aid and Development Secretary and in Muscat (Oman) as Political, Press and Public Affairs Officer. Ben is married with three children.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Uruguay

    • 2012 to 2016