Brexit negotiator to head up UK Mission to the EU

Former FCDO director general for EU exit Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby named as successor to Tim Barrow
Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby

By Jim Dunton

22 Jan 2021

One of the UK’s leading Brexit negotiators has been appointed to the helm of the United Kingdom Mission to the European Union, succeeding Sir Tim Barrow.

Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby is now in post as head of UKMis – the successor body to UK’s Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels, which was known as UKRep

Croisdale-Appleby most recently served as director general and deputy chief negotiator for the UK’s Task Force Europe. His previous roles include director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Europe Directorate, ambassador to Bogota, and principal private secretary to then-foreign secretary William Hague.

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab said Croisdale-Appleby’s knowledge and expertise would be vital as the UK’s “friendly cooperation with the EU continues”.

“As we begin a new chapter in our relationship with the EU, I am delighted to appoint Lindsay as head of UKMis,” Raab said.

Croisdale-Appleby’s Foreign Office CV also includes stints in New York, as second secretary to the UK Mission to the UN, and at the British Embassy in Caracas.

Tim Barrow’s current role is political director at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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