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PRESS RELEASE : Change of British High Commissioner to Pakistan – Jane Marriott [June 2023]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 15 June 2023.

Ms Jane Marriott OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in succession to Dr Christian Turner CMG who has transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

Ms Marriott will take up her appointment during July 2023.

Curriculum vitae

Dates Role
2019 to present Nairobi, British High Commissioner
2016 to 2019 FCO/Home Office, Director, Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit
2015 to 2016 FCO, Additional Director, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
2013 to 2015 Sana’a, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2012 National Security Council, Deputy Director, Americas, Middle East and Africa
2010 to 2011 Tehran, Chargée d’Affaires and Deputy Head of Mission
2006 to 2010 Roles including FCO, Deputy Head of Afghanistan Group, Senior Advisor to US CENTCOM Assessment Team and Senior Political Advisor to US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
2003 to 2006 Roles including Counsellor (Political-Military and Economic) British Embassy Baghdad, Political Advisor to Coalition Forces, Southern Iraq, Political Advisor to US-led combined Coalition Forces in Afghanistan, and Team Leader (Political-Military), Iraq Policy Unit London
2001 to 2003 FCO, Head of Nuclear Non-Proliferation
1998 to 2001 Roles in the Cabinet Office and Home Office