Bill Longhurst has been British Ambassador at the British Embassy in Phnom Penh since January 2014. 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. Prior to joining Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service, Bill studied Business Studies and Japanese at University of Sheffield, from which he gained a Bachelor’s Degree. Bill is accompanied in Cambodia by his wife, Kathryn, and two of his four children. Follow him on Twitter: @wjlonghurst
British Ambassador to Cambodia
The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.