The Government has confirmed that Sir Tim Barrow is to be appointed as the UK’s new permanent representative to the European Union, following the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers. He will start in his new role from next week and his previous roles within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office include being Head of Russia Section, the Private Secretary to Minister of State, the Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary and the UK Ambassador to Russia.
A Downing Street spokesman said:
“We are delighted that Tim Barrow is taking up this role. A seasoned and tough negotiator, with extensive experience of securing UK objectives in Brussels, he will bring his trademark energy and creativity to this job – working alongside other senior officials and Ministers to make a success of Brexit”.
Sir Tim said in a statement:
“I am honoured to be appointed as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU at this crucial time. I look forward to joining the strong leadership team at the Department for Exiting the EU and working with them and the talented staff at UKRep to ensure we get the right outcome for the United Kingdom as we leave the EU”.