Emma Hopkins, the UK ambassador to Bulgaria, presented her credentials to Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev on May 19 2015.
A former barrister, Hopkins transferred to the UK foreign and commonwealth office in 2012 and, prior to her posting in Sofia, served as Head of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.
She received an OBE in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to preventing sexual violence in conflict-affected countries overseas.
While at the Home Office she developed the strategy on human trafficking and delivered it through a national and international campaign. She received the “civil servant of the year” award for outstanding contribution to public service in 2008 for this work.
(Photo: British Embassy in Sofia)