British Ambassador to Spain

Hugh Elliott


Hugh was appointed Her Majesty´s Ambassador to Spain and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra in August 2019. Prior to this, he was Director for Communications and Stakeholders at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Curriculum Vitae

Married to: Maria Antonia Elliott

Children: 2

2018 to 2019 Department for Exiting the European Union, Director of Communication and Stakeholders
2017 to 2018 Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Director, International Agreements
2017 FCO, Director, Europe
2013 to 2017 FCO, Director of Communication
2006 to 2013 Global Head of Government Relations, previously International Relations Manager, Anglo American plc
2002 to 2006 Paris, Counsellor, Global Issues/Strategic Threats
1999 to 2002 Buenos Aires, Head of Economic, Political and Public Affairs
1998 to 1999 FCO, Deputy Head, Drugs and International Crime Directorate
1996 to 1998 FCO, Deputy Head then Head, Amsterdam Treaty Unit, EU Directorate
1991 to 1996 Madrid, Third then Second Secretary, EU/Economic
1989 to 1991 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, East Africa Department

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British Ambassador to Spain

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.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Previous roles in government

  • Director for Communications and Stakeholders
  • Director, Europe
  • Director of Communication