Iain Lindsay OBE

Biography

Mr Iain Lindsay OBE was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Hungary from 30 March 2016. He previously held the position of Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Manama from 2011 to 2015.

Iain joined the FCDO in 1980 and has spent much of his career in Asia Pacific, serving in Tokyo (twice), Hong Kong and Canberra. He was Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor in Bucharest from 2003-7, working on Romania’s accession to NATO and the EU. Prior to that Iain served as a foreign policy adviser to the Romanian Foreign Minister. He was Deputy Head of Mission and Director, Trade and Investment at the British Consulate General in Hong Kong from 2007-11. The Queen awarded him an OBE in 2002.

Previous roles in government

  • British Ambassador to Hungary
  • British Ambassador to Bahrain

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