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Simon Smith (diplomat)

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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Preceded by  John Macgregor
Preceded by  Leigh Turner
Name  Simon Smith

Succeeded by  Judith Gough
Role  Diplomat
Monarch  Elizabeth II
Education  Wadham College, Oxford
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Succeeded by  Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque
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Simon John Meredith Smith (born 14 January 1958 in Wegberg, Germany) is a British diplomat who was Ambassador to Ukraine 2012–2015.

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Early life

He attended the Triple C School in Grand Cayman, then Clifton College. From Wadham College, Oxford he gained a BA in Modern Languages in 1980.

Career

From 1981-6 he worked at the Department of Employment.

Smith joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1986. He has held positions in London, Tokyo, and as Counsellor (Economic/Commercial) in Moscow 1998–2002.

Ambassador

From 2007 to 2012 Smith served as Ambassador to Austria, based in Vienna, and as the UK's representative to many UN and international organisations in Vienna, including as the UK's Governor on the Board of the International Atomic Energy Agency. His transfer to Kiev as Ambassador to Ukraine was announced on 13 October 2011 and he took up the appointment in September 2012. He was replaced in 2015 to transfer to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

Personal life

He married Sian Stickings in 1984. She was appointed MBE "for services to the local and British communities in Russia" in the New Year Honours of 2003, following Smith's service in Moscow. They have two daughters.

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