Change of United Kingdom Head of Mission to the European Union: Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby

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The Foreign Secretary has appointed Mr Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby CMG as Head of the United Kingdom Mission (UKMis) to the European Union in succession to Sir Tim Barrow GCMG LVO MBE, who is transferring to another Diplomatic Service role.

This has been duly notified to the European Union as part of the normal process.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

As we begin a new chapter in our relationship with the EU, I am delighted to appoint Lindsay as head of UKMis.

His previous knowledge and expertise will be vital as our friendly cooperation with the EU continues.

Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby said:

I am delighted to lead the UK Mission to the EU as we develop a new bilateral partnership, following the agreement of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement at the end of last year.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby

Married to: Barbara Croisdale-Appleby

Children: two

Dates Role
2020 No.10, Deputy UK Sherpa, Director General and Deputy Chief Negotiator, Task Force Europe
2017 to 2020 FCO, Director General, EU Exit
2017 FCO, Acting Director General, Global Britain
2015 to 2017 FCO, Director, Europe Directorate
2012 to 2015 Bogota, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2010 to 2012 FCO, Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary
2008 to 2010 FCO, Assistant Director, Human Resources Directorate
2002 to 2008 Brussels, First Secretary including Antici and Environment/Climate, UK Permanent Representation to the EU
2001 to 2002 FCO, Desk Officer, Afghanistan Emergency Unit
1998 to 2001 Caracas, Second Secretary Political and Press, British Embassy
1997 New York, Second Secretary, UK Mission to the UN
1996 to 1997 FCO, Desk Officer for Nigeria

Published 21 January 2021

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