Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed senior diplomat Sir Tim Barrow as the UK’s new Ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers.
Sir Tim Barrow is said to be well-liked by Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis.
Barrow said: “I am honored 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 UK Rep to ensure we get the right outcome for the United Kingdom as we leave the EU.”
Barrow’s appointment came as May prepares to deliver a major speech on Brexit this month. Sir Tim Barrow, born in 1964, is currently political director at the Foreign Office. A career diplomat with 30 years of experience, he has served in senior roles twice before in Brussels.
He also was Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Russian Federation from 2011 to 2015. He previously served in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as a representative to various bodies of the European Union, and as British Ambassador to Ukraine 2006 -2008./.
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