Change of UK Ambassador to ASEAN in Jakarta

Ms Sarah Tiffin has been appointed the United Kingdom Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta in succession to Mr Jon Lambe who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Tiffin will take up her appointment during March 2023.


Full name: Sarah Anne Tiffin

Married to: Pádraig Francis, Ambassador of Ireland to Indonesia and to ASEAN

Children: Three

2017 – 2021Dublin, Deputy Head of Mission
2013 – 2017Warsaw, Deputy Head of Mission
2012 – 2013Dublin, seconded to Department of the Taoiseach
2012FCO, Human Resources Department
2011FCO, Head of East Africa, Great Lakes and Somalia Department, Africa Directorate
2009 – 2011Brussels, United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union, followed by cross-Whitehall EU project
2001 – 2004Dublin, First Secretary EU/Economic
2000 – 2001Dublin, Secondment to Development Cooperation Division, Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland
1997 – 2000New Delhi, First Secretary, Foreign Policy
1995 – 1997FCO, Policy Planning Staff
1993 – 1995FCO, Human Rights Policy Department
1989 – 1993Paris, Ecole Nationale d’Administration, then Private Secretary to the Ambassador
1988 – 1989FCO, South East Asia Department
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