List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Austria
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Austria is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the Republic of Austria, and head of the UK's diplomatic mission in Vienna. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Austria.
For the ambassadors from the Court of St James's up to 1707, see List of ambassadors of the Kingdom of England to the Holy Roman Emperor and for the period 1707 to 1800 see List of ambassadors of Great Britain to the Holy Roman Emperor.
Since 2006 the Ambassador to Austria has also been Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organisations in Vienna including the IAEA. Before 2006 this was a separate post.
List of heads of mission
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plentipotentiary at the Court of Vienna
- 1799–1801: Gilbert, Lord Minto
- 1801–1806: Sir Arthur Paget
- 1805: The Earl of Harrington (Extraordinary Mission)
- 1806–1807: Robert Adair
Plentipotentiary at the Court of Vienna
- 1807: George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke
- 1807–1813: no ambassador due to Napoleonic Wars
- 1809: Benjamin Bathurst (Extraordinary Mission)
- 1813–1814: George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Austria
- 1814–1823: Lord Stewart
- 1823–1831: Sir Henry Wellesley
- 1831–1841: Sir Frederick Lamb
- 1841–1846: Sir Robert Gordon
- 1846–1850: John Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Ponsonby
- 1851–1855: John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland
- 1855–1858: Sir George Hamilton Seymour
- 1858–1860: Lord Augustus Loftus
- 1860–1867: John Bloomfield, 2nd Baron Bloomfield
Ambassador to Austria-Hungary
- 1867–1871: John Bloomfield, 2nd Baron Bloomfield
- 1871–1877: Sir Andrew Buchanan
- 1877–1884: Sir Henry Elliot
- 1884–1893: Sir Augustus Paget
- 1893–1897: Sir Edmund Monson
- 1897–1900: Sir Horace Rumbold, Bt.
- 1900–1905: Sir Francis Plunkett
- 1905–1908: Sir Edward Goschen
- 1908–1913: Sir Fairfax Cartwright
- 1913–1914: Sir Maurice de Bunsen
- 1914–1919: no representation due to First World War
High Commissioner to Austria
- 1919–1920: Sir Francis Lindley
Ambassador to Austria
- 1920–1921: Sir Francis Lindley
- 1921–1928: Aretas Akers-Douglas, 2nd Viscount Chilston
- 1928–1933: Sir Eric Phipps
- 1933–1937: Sir Walford Selby
- 1937–1938: Michael Palairet
- 1938–1945: no representation due to Anschluss and Second World War
Political Representative in Austria
- 1945–1947: Sir Henry Mack
Ambassador to Austria
- 1946–1948: Sir Henry Mack
- 1948–1949: Sir Bertrand Jerram
- 1949–1954: Sir Harold Caccia
- 1954–1958: Sir Geoffrey Wallinger
- 1958–1961: Sir James Bowker
- 1961–1965: Sir Malcolm Henderson
- 1965–1967: Sir John Pilcher
- 1967–1970: Sir Anthony Rumbold, Bt.
- 1970–1972: Sir Peter Wilkinson
- 1972–1976: Sir Denis Laskey
- 1976–1979: Hugh Travers Morgan
- 1979–1982: Donald Gordon
- 1982–1986: Michael Alexander
- 1986–1989: Robert O'Neill
- 1989–1992: Brian Crowe
- 1992–1996: Terence Wood
- 1996–2000: Sir Anthony Figgis
- 2000–2003: Antony Ford
- 2003–2007: John Macgregor
- 2007–2012: Simon Smith
- 2012–2016: Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque
- 2016–present: Leigh Turner
- J. Haydn, Book of Dignities (1851),
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- The London Gazette: . 1 February 1823. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
- The London Gazette: . 13 May 1831. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
- The London Gazette: . 19 October 1841. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
- The London Gazette: . 16 October 1896. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
- The London Gazette: . 26 January 1962. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
- "Ambassadors". Hansard. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Austria – Foreign & Commonwealth Office press release, 2 November 2011
- Leigh Turner CMG, Ambassador Designate to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna, gov.uk
- UK and Austria, gov.uk