Here is the latest announcement from the Department for Exiting the European Union:
Currently the Foreign Office’s Political Director, Sir Tim has had a 30-year diplomatic career. He previously served as the UK’s Ambassador to Moscow and before that he worked at the UK Representation to the EU (UKRep) as UK Representative to the Political and Security Committee of the EU from 2008-11. His earlier EU experience includes spells as an Assistant Director in the Europe Directorate and a First Secretary in UKRep.
On his appointment, Sir Tim said:
I am honoured to be appointed as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU at this crucial time. I look forward to joining the strong leadership team at the Department for Exiting the EU and working with them and the talented staff at UKRep to ensure we get the right outcome for the United Kingdom as we leave the EU.
A Downing Street spokesperson said:
We are delighted that Tim Barrow is taking up this role. A seasoned and tough negotiator, with extensive experience of securing UK objectives in Brussels, he will bring his trademark energy and creativity to this job – working alongside other senior officials and Ministers to make a success of Brexit.
Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed with the approval of the Prime Minister on the advice of the Cabinet Secretary.
Full name: Sir Tim Barrow
Married to: Alison
Children: two sons, two daughters
|2016||Political Director, member of the FCO board – overseeing international organisations, multilateral policy, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, South Asia and Afghanistan|
|2011- 2016||British Embassy Moscow – Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Russia|
|2008 – 2011||UKRep Brussels – UK Representative to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union and Ambassador to the Western European Union|
|2006 – 2008||British Embassy Kiev – Her Majesty‘s Ambassador to Ukraine|
|2005 – 2006||Deputy Political Director|
|2003 – 2005||Europe Directorate – Assistant Director EU External, including during the UK’s Presidency of the EU in 2005|
|2000 – 2003||Europe Directorate – Head of Common Foreign and Security Department|
|1998 – 2000||Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary Robin Cook – advising on EU, Russia and Middle East|
|1996 – 1998||UKRep Brussels – First Secretary (Antici), advising the UK Permanent Representative to the EU|
|1994 – 1996||Private Secretary to Minister of State|
|1993 – 1994||Head of Russia Section|
|1990 – 1993||British Embassy Moscow|
|1989||British Embassy Kiev – British Days Exhibition, showcasing British business excellence and expertise|
|1989||United Nations General Assembly|
|1988 – 1989||Russian Language Training|
|1987 – 1988||Europe Directorate – Desk Officer for Western Europe|