Array Angus LAPSLEY
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, PSC - EU Political and Security Committee, Brussels
Angus Lapsley joined the UK civil service in 1991, working in the Department of Health and then the UK Representation to the EU, before serving John Major and then Tony Blair as Home Affairs Private Secretary.
In 1999 he joined the Foreign Office, leading the EU Institutions Unit during the negotiations of the Nice Treaty. Posted to Paris between 2001 and 2005, he followed foreign and security policy issues. From 2006 he was Deputy Balkans Co-ordinator in the FCO, and from 2006 to 2010 he was Counsellor and head of the Common & Foreign Security Policy (CFSP), CSDP and EU Enlargement team at the UK Representation to the EU.
In 2010 he became Director (Americas) in the FCO, overseeing the UK's diplomatic operations in the region, before moving to the Cabinet Office as Director in the European and Global Issues Secretariat in April 2012. He oversaw bilateral relations, EU institutional policy, EU external policies and a range of global economic issues. He also led the Cabinet Office's role on the review of the balance of competences between the UK and the EU.
In March 2015, he became the UK's Political and Security Ambassador to the EU, where he represents the UK on the committee that deals with all Common Foreign and Security (CFSP) policy issues. He also covers CSDP, Trade and Development dossiers.