Leigh Turner

Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Part of Brexit UK in Austria

3rd October 2019 Vienna, Austria

Brexit outreach events in Austria

You may have seen on social media in recent weeks that the embassy is organising another round of Brexit events around Austria. Previous events (we have done 17 so far) have been an important opportunity for us to share information with British nationals in Austria and to hear about your experiences.

This next round of events will start on Friday 18th October in Innsbruck.  We plan later events in Salzburg, Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt and Linz.

To make sure places are available for people who are able to attend, registration will open at midday, a fortnight before each event. We are using different registration software this time – Eventbrite – based on your feedback from the last round of events. You can register your interest in the events now, and receive an email an hour before registration opens.

Innsbruck: 18 October 2019 (4-7pm), Hotel Grauer Bär

Salzburg: 22 October 2019 (6–9pm), Kolping Haus

Vienna: 29 October 2019 (6–9pm), Medical University

Graz: 6 November 2019 (4–7pm), Austria Trend Hotel

Klagenfurt: 11 November 2019 (5–8pm), Alpen-Adria-University

Linz: 13 November 2019 (4–7pm), Johannes Kepler University

Please share this info with any British citizens you may know who are not on social media, and who might be interested in attending.

I look forward to meeting many of you at some of the events.

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About Leigh Turner

I hope you find this blog interesting and, where appropriate, entertaining. My role in Vienna covers the relationship between Austria and the UK as well as the diverse work of…

I hope you find this blog interesting and, where appropriate, entertaining. My role in Vienna covers the relationship between Austria and the UK as well as the diverse work of the UN and other organisations; stories here will reflect that.

About me: I arrived in Vienna in August 2016 for my second posting in this wonderful city, having first served here in the mid-1980s. My previous job was as HM Consul-General and Director-General for Trade and Investment for Turkey, Central Asia and South Caucasus based in Istanbul.

Further back: I grew up in Nigeria, Exeter, Lesotho, Swaziland and Manchester before attending Cambridge University 1976-79. I worked in several government departments before joining the Foreign Office in 1983.

Keen to go to Africa and South America, I’ve had postings in Vienna (twice), Moscow, Bonn, Berlin, Kyiv and Istanbul, plus jobs in London ranging from the EU Budget to the British Overseas Territories.

2002-6 I was lucky enough to spend four years in Berlin running the house, looking after the children (born 1992 and 1994) and doing some writing and journalism.

To return to Vienna as ambassador is a privilege and a pleasure. I hope this blog reflects that.

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