| Deborah Bronnert |
|Born||31 January 1967|
|Alma mater||Featherstone High School, University of Bristol, University College London|
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. She was British Ambassador to Zimbabwe 2011–14. She became Director General, Economic and Global Issues, at the FCO in 2017. She took up post as Ambassador to Russia in January 2020.