H.E. Kate Smith

British Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic

Kate Smith CMG was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic in January 2017.  

Previously she was Director, Americas in the FCO. Before that she worked as Head of UK Government relations for Shell. 

Kate served as Deputy Head of Mission in Tehran (2005-7), following roles in London on Iraq during and the aftermath of the 2003 conflict.   Her FCO experience also includes multilateral work, in arms control and disarmament, non proliferation and international peace and security. 

Kate began her diplomatic career overseas in Athens (1991-4), serving as 2nd Secretary Political and Press Attaché.   

Born near London she graduated from Oxford University (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) in 1986.