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Press release: Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Vienna: Lindsay Skoll

Ms Lindsay Skoll CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna in succession to Mr Leigh Turner CMG who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Ms Skoll will take up her appointment during September 2021.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Lindsay Samantha Skoll

Married to: Richard Skoll

Children: three

Dates Role
2021 Full-time Language Training (German)
2018 to 2020 Moscow, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission
2017 Full-time Language Training (Russian)
2016 FCO, Head, Zika Virus Crisis Response
2012 to 2015 Victoria, British High Commissioner
2010 to 2012 FCO, Head of Climate, and Deputy Head Climate Change and Energy Department
2010 FCO, Senior Policy Secretary to the Gulf and UAE Initiatives, Middle East North Africa Directorate
2007 to 2009 Maternity Leave and Special Unpaid Leave
2006 to 2007 Cabinet Office, Head, North East Asia Policy
2004 to 2006 Pyongyang, Deputy Head of Mission and later Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
2003 to 2004 Cabinet Office, Joint Assessments Staff
2002 Full-time Language Training (Japanese)
2001 to 2002 FCO, Head – Korea and Mongolia Section, North East Asia Pacific Department
1999 to 2001 FCO, Head – VIP and State Visits Section, Conference and Visits Group, Protocol Directorate
1997 to 1998 FCO, Media Services Officer for Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), EU Presidency and G8
1996 to 1997 FCO, Information and Visits Officer, Information Department

Published 20 January 2021


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