Deputy Head of Mission to Turkmenistan

Lynne Smith

Lynne Smith

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Biography

Deputy Head of Mission since January 2015.

Lynne was previously in London for 3 years. Her previous postings overseas include 3 years in Bucharest as 2nd secretary Political and Projects, 4 years in Istanbul as Commercial Officer as well as postings to Ankara and Beijing.

Lynne has held many different roles in a variety of policy and corporate areas in over 20 years in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Deputy Head of Mission to Turkmenistan

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.