Lindsay Appleby has been the UK’s Ambassador to the European Union since January 2021. Lindsay joined the (then) Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1996. Prior to his current role, Lindsay was the UK’s Deputy Chief Negotiator in the No. 10 Downing Street Europe Task Force during the negotiations of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. He has also worked as the Director General for EU Exit in the FCO (2017 to 2020), Director Europe (2015 to 2017), Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Colombia (2012 to 2015), and Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (2010 to 2012).