The Future of British-Italian Relations

A talk by Ms Jill Morris CMG, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Italy

Jill Morris, British Ambassador to Italy, will speak to members and guests this month to give her view on the current state of British-Italian relations and prospects for the future. In the wake of the Brexit Referendum in the UK, and at a time of political and economic uncertainty throughout Europe, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear from, and put our questions to, such an authoritative representative. From the Embassy at Porta Pia the Ambassador has a unique perspective on developments in Italy and emerging policy in London, as well as having an important role to play in developing the bilateral relationship and overcoming the challenges.

Jill Morris has been Ambassador to Italy and San Marino since July 2016. She had spent several months earlier in 2016 in Italy studying Italian and preparing for her appointment to Rome.

From 2012 to 2015, Jill served as Director for Europe in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. She had previously headed the Counter-Proliferation (2010-12) and Consular Strategy (2008-10) Departments. Earlier in her career she had served in Brussels (UK Representation to the EU) and Cyprus.

Jill was born at Chester and studied Modern Languages at Southampton (MA) and Warwick (MPhil) Universities. She joined the Diplomatic Service in 1999.