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Her Majesty's new Ambassador to Hungary

Her Majesty`s new Ambassador to Hungary HE Mr Iain Lindsay OBE presented his Letters of Credence to President János Áder on 30 March 2016.

Her Majesty`s new Ambassador to Hungary HE Mr Iain Lindsay OBE presented his Letters of Credence to HE Mr János Áder, the President of Hungary accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Hungary on Wednesday 30 March 2016 at the Sándor Palace.

On this occasion Ambassador Lindsay said:

It is a great pleasure and an honour for me to have presented my Letter of Credence. I hope that as the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Hungary, I can contribute to the further strengthening of bilateral relations between our nations and people, as friends and allies.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Iain Ferrier Lindsay OBE
Married to Bridget Clare
Children One son
2011 – 2015 Manama, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2007 - 2011 Hong Kong, Deputy Head of Mission and Director, Trade and Investment
2003 – 2007 Bucharest, Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor
2003 Adviser to Romanian Foreign Minister (on secondment)
2003 Language training (Romanian)
1999 – 2002 FCO, Deputy Head, South Asian Department (including Deputy Head, Afghanistan Emergency Unit following 9/11)
1994 – 1999 Tokyo, First Secretary Political
1991 – 1994 FCO, Head of Baltic Unit, Eastern Department
1989 – 1991 FCO, Australia Desk Officer, South Pacific Department
1986 – 1989 Canberra, Third, later Second Secretary Political
1983 – 1986 Tokyo, Assistant Management Officer
1982 – 1983 Warsaw then Doha, Visa Officer (Temporary Duty)
1981 – 1982 Language training (Japanese)
1980 – 1981 FCO, Desk Officer, Aid Policy Department
1980 Joined FCO