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Leigh TURNER Ambassador, British Embassy Vienna


 Leigh Turner grew up in Nigeria, Lesotho and Swaziland before studying at Manchester Grammar School and, in 1976, Downing College, Cambridge.
 He started work at the Department of Transport in 1979 and subsequently worked in the Department of the Environment and HM Treasury before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1983. He had postings in Vienna, Moscow and Berlin before being posted as HM Ambassador Kyiv in 2008, HM Consul-General and Director General UK Trade and Investment Turkey, South Caucasus, Central Asia in Istanbul in 2012 and HM Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to other International Organisations in Vienna in 2016. In his spare time, he writes fiction and walks around Austria. He tweets as @leighturnerFCO and is on Instagram as leighturnerFCO.