British Consul General, Istanbul

Judith Slater


Judith arrived at the British Consulate-General, Istanbul in September 2016. Prior to this, she was Deputy High Commissioner and South East Asia Regional Director of Trade and Investment in Singapore until September 2015.

Her previous posts include Deputy High Commissioner in Pretoria, South Africa from 2007-2011 and British Consul-General in Houston, Texas from 2004-2007. In the FCO in London, Judith’s posts have included Private Secretary to the Minister of State responsible for relations with Asia and Head of Nuclear Policy Section in Non-Proliferation Department. She has also had overseas postings in New Delhi and Canberra.

Judith has a law degree from St John’s College, Cambridge. She attended Howell’s School, Denbigh. She is married to Philip, a Recruitment Consultant and has two children aged 16 and 13. In her spare time she enjoys golf, tennis, jogging, cinema and supporting Stoke City FC.

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British Consul General, Istanbul

The Consul General is the senior UK official in a Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy or High Commission, usually located in another major city. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Singapore

    • 2011 to 2015