Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Greece Matthew Lodge

Mr Matthew Lodge has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic in succession to Ms Kate Smith CMG. Mr Lodge will take up his appointment during summer 2021.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Matthew James Lodge

Married to: Alexia Arnaoutoglou-Ipeiroti

Children: two

DatesRole
2017 to presentParis, Minister and also United Kingdom Permanent Delegate to UNESCO
2014 to 2017Kuwait, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2010 to 2013Helsinki, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2008 to 2010FCO, Head of Afghanistan Group, South Asia and Afghanistan Directorate
2007Baghdad, Deputy Head of Mission
2004 to 2006FCO, Private Secretary to the Permanent Under Secretary
2003 to 2004FCO, Head of Greece and Cyprus Section, EU External Directorate
2001 to 2003Brussels, Second Secretary – Political/Military, UK Permanent Representation to the EU
2001Paris, Second Secretary – Press and Public Affairs
1998 to 2000Athens, Second Secretary – Political/EU/Press and Public Affairs
1996 to 1997FCO, Desk Officer – Bosnia Section, Eastern Adriatic Department
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