Kathryn joined the team in the British Embassy, Tallinn as Deputy Head of Mission in September 2014. She is a career diplomat having joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1989.
During her career, Kathryn has served in Moscow, Brussels, Dakar, Belgrade and Warsaw working on various portfolios including Conventional Arms Control issues, HR and Corporate Services. Kathryn is a member of the FCO’s Coaching cadre and is Trauma Risk Management trained and experienced.
Kathryn is married to the Scottish crime writer Douglas Lindsay and they have 2 children. When time allows, Kathryn enjoys zumba, walking, cycling, listening to BBC Radio 4, watching films and reading.
Deputy Head of Mission, Estonia
The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor to the Ambassador or High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.