Matthew Lodge British Ambassador to Greece

Matthew Lodge became Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, Greece in September 2021.

Matthew was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Marines on leaving school in 1986. He was sponsored through Birmingham University from where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (French and Russian). Subsequent duties with the Royal Marines included service in Norway and the United States, and a secondment to the Army which included an operational tour in Northern Ireland and service in Kenya.

Matthew joined the Foreign and Commonwealth office in 1996. His early diplomatic career included work on the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean, service in Georgia and Armenia, and postings to Athens (1998 to 2000), Paris (2001) and the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels (2001 to 2003). From 2004 to 2007 he was Private Secretary to the FCO Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service. In March 2007 Matthew was appointed as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Baghdad. On his return from Iraq, Matthew attended the Higher Command and Staff Course (2008) at the UK Defence Academy before being appointed as Head of the FCO’s Afghanistan Group.

From 2010 to 2013, Matthew was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Finland and from 2014 to 2017 Matthew was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait. In 2017, Matthew was appointed as Minister at the British Embassy in Paris, serving concurrently as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO (2017 to 2021). In August 2021 Matthew was appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic. Matthew is married to Alexia and they have twin boys.

British Ambassador to Greece

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in Greece.  Responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations and consular services.

British Embassy Athens, Greece

The British Embassy in Athens maintains and develops relations between the UK and Greece. If you’re in Greece and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +30 210 7272 600. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Greece, call 020 7008 1500.




Show all timings
  • Monday09:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday09:00 - 16:00
  • Friday09:00 - 16:00
building Own or work here? Claim Now! Claim Now!