Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ms Kathy Leach has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan and started her posting in August 2021. Previously she was Deputy Director, Constitution and Devolution, Europe Directorate in the FCDO. From 2012-15 Ms Leach served as Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. She is married and has three children. She speaks Russian and French, has learnt Japanese and Armenian, and is currently learning Kazakh.
|2019 to 2020||FCDO, Deputy Director, Constitution and Devolution, Europe Directorate|
|2015 to 2018||FCO, Head then Deputy Director, Policy Unit, Strategy Directorate|
|2012 to 2015||Yerevan, Her Majesty’s Ambassador|
|2007 to 2011||Tokyo, Head - Energy and Environment Team|
|2005||Deputy Head, Passport and Documentary Services, Consular|
|2001 to 2004||Moscow, First Secretary - Security Policy, then Internal Political|
|2000 to 2001||FCO, Desk Officer - EU Trade and Development, Europe Directorate|
British Ambassador to Kazakhstan
The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen 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 consular services.