Anne Pringle

Dame Anne Pringle
Dmitry Medvedev with Anne Pringle.jpg
British Ambassador to Russia
In office
28 March 2008 – 1 November 2011
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
David Cameron
Preceded by Tony Brenton
Succeeded by Tim Barrow
British Ambassador to the Czech Republic
In office
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by David Broucher
Succeeded by Linda Duffield
Personal details
Born 13 January 1955 (1955-01-13) (age 67)
Alma mater University of St Andrews

Dame Anne Fyfe Pringle DCMG (born 13 January 1955) is a British diplomat and the former HM Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Russian Federation. From 2001 to 2004, Pringle was the British ambassador to the Czech Republic.[1] Pringle presented her Letter of Credence to President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev on 16 January 2009.[2]

Dame Anne was succeeded by Tim Barrow (now Sir Tim Barrow, KCMG) in November 2011.[3] Already a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG), she was advanced to become a Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG) in the 2010 New Year Honours.[4] Pringle received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2010.[5]

In August 2016 Dame Anne was appointed as Senior Governor on the Court of the University of St Andrews, and as such is the working chairperson of the University Court, and presides over meetings of the Court in the absence of the Rector.[6]


  1. ^ "Our Ambassador". Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow. Archived from the original on 23 February 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Послы иностранных государств, вручившие верительные грамоты Президенту России". Presidential Press and Information Office. 16 January 2009. Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  3. ^ Dame Anne Pringle succeeded by Tim Barrow,; retrieved 13 April 2016.
  4. ^ "No. 59282". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2009. p. 3.
  5. ^ Honorary Graduates 2010 Archived 12 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine,; retrieved 13 April 2016.
  6. ^ "University of St Andrews". University of St Andrews. August 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2017.

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