Sir David Reddaway CMG MBE


Sir David Reddaway has been British Ambassador to Turkey since 2009. He was previously Ambassador to Ireland (2006-9); High Commissioner to Canada (2003-6); a Fellow at Harvard University (2002-3); UK Special Representative for Afghanistan (2002); and Charge d’Affaires in Iran - where he had earlier served during the Iranian Revolution – from 1990-3. He has also had postings in Argentina, India and Spain. In the FCO, he was Head of Southern European Department (1997-9), and then Director (Public Services) responsible for the FCO’s media and cultural work, and the global visa and consular operations (1999-2001).

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Turkey

    • 2009 to 2014


  1. Joint UK/Portuguese project strengthens Turkish prison service reform