Ingrid Southworth has been British Deputy High Commissioner to Australia since January 2017.
Ingrid joined the Civil Service in 2002 and has worked in a number of roles in the Cabinet Office, Foreign Office and Home Office. Ingrid has mainly worked on national security issues including counter-terrorism and as Head of Organised Crime Strategy and International in the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism. Ingrid was also the Deputy Programme Director for the National Crime Agency programme which established the Agency in 2013.
Prior to joining the Civil Service Ingrid worked for technology firm Moreover.com from 2000-2002 and for Associated Press in Rome in 1999.
Ingrid studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University and International Relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Italy.
Ingrid is married to Mika-John and they have two children.