Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to 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

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