Judith Gough


Judith Mary Gough CMG (born 8 November 1972) is a British diplomat and the current Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Sweden.[1]


Judith Gough
British Ambassador to Sweden
Assumed office
August 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byDavid Cairns
British Ambassador to Ukraine
In office
September 2015  August 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Boris Johnson
Preceded bySimon Smith
Succeeded byMelinda Simmons
British Ambassador to Georgia
In office
September 2010  January 2013
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byDenis Keefe
Succeeded byDavid Moran
Personal details
Born (1972-11-08) 8 November 1972 (age 48)
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Nottingham
King's College London

Biography


Gough was educated at the University of Nottingham (BA German and Russian, 1995) and at King's College London (MA War in the Modern World, 2012).[2] She then worked as a Consultant in Emerging Markets and Financial Services at Ernst and Young.[1]

Gough joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 2001.[1] Gough then served at the British embassy in South Korea.[1] Starting from mid-September 2010 she was Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Republic of Georgia, and served as such till she was released of her post early 2013.[1][3]

She then became FCO's Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.[1]

In September 2015 Gough was appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Ukraine.[1]

In June 2019 Gough was appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Sweden. She took up her appointment in August.[4]

Gough is openly lesbian and raises two children with her partner, Julia Kleiousi.[5]


References


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Denis Keefe
British Ambassador to Georgia
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Alexandra Hall Hall
Preceded by
Simon Smith
British Ambassador to Ukraine
2015–2019
Succeeded by
Melinda Simmons
Preceded by
David Cairns
British Ambassador to Sweden
2019–present
Incumbent
Government offices
Preceded by
Colin Roberts
Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia,
Foreign & Commonwealth Office

2014–2015
Succeeded by
Michael Tatham