Deborah Bronnert

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Person.png Deborah Bronnert  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born31 January 1967
Alma materFeatherstone High School, University of Bristol, University College London
UK diplomat with responsibilities in countries targeted for regime change

Employment.png UK/Ambassador to Russia

In office
January 2020 - Present
Preceded byLaurie Bristow

Deborah Jane Bronnert is a British diplomat who is currently (2021) British Ambassador to Russia at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Bronnert was educated at Featherstone High School, the University of Bristol where she gained a BSc degree in mathematics, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London for a MA in the political economy of Russia and Eastern Europe. She worked for the Department of the Environment from 1989 including a posting to the UK representation to the EEC in Brussels 1991–93. She then joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and was posted to Brussels again 1995–99. She has also served in Moscow and in various posts at the FCO.[1][2] She was British Ambassador to Zimbabwe 2011–14.[3] She became Director General, Economic and Global Issues, at the FCO in 2017. She took up post as Ambassador to Russia in January 2020.[4]

Bronnert was appointed CMG in the 2012 Birthday Honours.[5]