Hugh Elliott British Ambassador to Spain

Hugh was appointed Her Majesty´s Ambassador to Spain and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra in August 2019. Prior to this, he was Director for Communications and Stakeholders at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Married to: Maria Antonia Elliott
  • Children: 2
  • 2018 to 2019 Department for Exiting the European Union, Director of Communication and Stakeholders
  • 2017 to 2018 Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Director, International Agreements
  • 2017 FCO, Director, Europe
  • 2013 to 2017 FCO, Director of Communication
  • 2006 to 2013 Global Head of Government Relations, previously International Relations Manager, Anglo American plc
  • 2002 to 2006 Paris, Counsellor, Global Issues/Strategic Threats
  • 1999 to 2002 Buenos Aires, Head of Economic, Political and Public Affairs
  • 1998 to 1999 FCO, Deputy Head, Drugs and International Crime Directorate
  • 1996 to 1998 FCO, Deputy Head then Head, Amsterdam Treaty Unit, EU Directorate
  • 1991 to 1996 Madrid, Third then Second Secretary, EU/Economic
  • 1989 to 1991 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, East Africa Department

British Ambassador to Spain

The Ambassador represents His Majesty The King and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.


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