Ms Judith Farnworth has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia in succession to Mrs Katherine Leach, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Farnworth will take up her appointment during September 2015.
Ms Farnworth joined the FCO in 1991 and is currently serving as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic. A specialist in post-Soviet and Central European Affairs, Ms Farnworth began her career at the FCO as a Research Analyst before taking up postings in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Latvia and the Kyrgyz Republic.
On her appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, Ms Farnworth has said:
I am delighted to be appointed as British Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. It is a great privilege to serve in a country with such a rich history and culture. Building on the achievements of the current Ambassador and the Embassy team, I look forward to working with the Armenian Government to strengthen further the bilateral relationship for the benefit of Armenia and the United Kingdom.