'Ms Melinda Simmons has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ukraine in succession to Ms Judith Gough CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Simmons will take up her appointment in summer 2019', reads the message.
Previously, Simmons served on a number of jobs in the Office of Foreign Development. In 2017-2018, she worked as the Director of the National Security Secretariat Joint Funds Unit.
The diplomat reported that she has been intensively studying Ukrainian language and 'looking forward to meeting Ukraine and Ukrainians'.