Lindsay Redvers Mark Seymour Croisdale-Appleby is a British diplomat and has been nominated in 2021 as the British Head of Mission to the European Union; however, he does not yet technically occupy this position, as he has still not been able to present his letter of credence due to the refusal of the EU to receive his credentials so long as the UK will not grant full ambassadorial status to the EU's representative in the UK. He was Ambassador to Colombia from 2012 to 2015.(born 12 May 1973)
|British Head of Mission to the European Union|
|Assumed office |
21 January 2021
|Prime Minister||Boris Johnson|
|Preceded by||Sir Tim Barrow|
|British Ambassador to Colombia|
November 2012 – 2015
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||John Dew|
|Succeeded by||Peter Tibber|
|Born||12 May 1973|
|Alma mater||St Hugh's College, Oxford|
Lancaster University (MA)
Croisdale-Appleby joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1996 and served as Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary 2010–2012. He then served as Ambassador to Colombia from November 2012 to 2015 before taking up an appointment as Europe Director in the Foreign Office. He was promoted to Director-General, EU Exit at the Foreign Office in 2017.
He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to British foreign policy. On 21 January 2021 he was appointed as Head of Mission to the European Union in succession to Sir Tim Barrow.
He married Barbara Jaimes-Quero in September 2003 and they have a son and a daughter. He has an older brother.
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- "Britain seeks end to row with EU over diplomatic status of London envoy". Financial Times. 28 January 2021. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
- "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Colombia". GOV.UK. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
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- "Change of United Kingdom Head of Mission to the European Union: Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby" (Press release). GOV.UK. 21 January 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2021.