David Cairns is the British Ambassador to Sweden and the FCO’s Director for the Nordic Baltic Region.
After joining the FCO in 1993, David Cairns served in Japan as Second Secretary Commercial and in Geneva as the Head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Section. He has also held a number of positions based in London. Most recently he was the FCO’s Director for Estates and Security.
He is married to Sharon Cairns and they have one daughter and one son.
British Ambassador to Sweden
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.