Ms Claire Lawrence has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania in succession to Mr David Hunt. Ms Lawrence took up her appointment during June 2015.
Ms Lawrence joined the FCO in 2000, working on European issues. She has worked on various international issues since, including a posting to the UK Representation to the EU. She has most recently served as Deputy Western Balkans Director.
On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania, Ms Lawrence said:
I am delighted and honoured to be appointed to the role. The UK and Lithuania enjoy a strong and deep relationship, with collaboration across a range of areas and growing commercial ties. I look forward to continuing this important partnership and to leading the work of the Embassy in taking the relationship from strength to strength.
Full name: Claire Lawrence
Married to: Mark Gee
|2011-2014||Deputy Western Balkans Director and Deputy Head of the Western Balkans & Enlargement Department|
|2008-2011||UK Permanent Representation to the EU, Brussels, First Secretary|
|2006-2008||Freetown, Senior Management Officer I|
|2003-2006||Guangzhou, Consul (Political and Economic)|
|2002-2003||Mandarin language training|
|2001-2002||FCO, Afghan Crisis Unit|
|2000-2001||FCO, Desk Officer, European Union Directorate|
British Ambassador to Lithuania
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.