William (Bill) Longhurst


Bill Longhurst was British Ambassador at the British Embassy in Phnom Penh from January 2014 until June 2018. He joined Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service in 1990 and has served in overseas in Seoul, Tokyo, New York, and Belgrade. His first position in London was working in the FCO’s Economic Relations Department on policy issues for London G7 Summit of 1991. From 1998-2001 he worked in the Department of Trade and Industry, heading the Exports to Japan Unit. His most recent London posting, from 2011 to 2013, was as Deputy Head of ASEAN Department.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Cambodia

    • 2014 to 2018