Ms Jane Marriott to replace out going British Ambassador to Kenya, Mr Nic Hailey

Photo- The new UK Ambassador to Kenya Ms Jane Marriott.

Ms Jane Marriott OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya. This announcement was made today by the United Kingdom government on its official website;

Ms Jane Marriott OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya in succession to Mr Nic Hailey. Ms Marriott will take up her appointment in summer 2019.

On her new appointment, Ms Marriot said; “Very excited about my new role and looking forward to building on the relationship and partnership between our two countries.”


1). Full name: Jane Marriott

1). 2016 to 2019; FCO/Home Office, Director, Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit
2). 2015 to 2016; FCO, Additional Director, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
3). 2013 to 2015; Yemen, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
4). 2012; National Security Council, Deputy Director, Americas, Middle East and Africa
5). 2010 to 2011; Tehran, Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Head of Mission
6). 2009; Roles as Senior Political Advisor to US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke in Washington, and as Chief Speechwriter to the Secretary of State for Defence in London
7). 2006 to 2009; Roles as Deputy Head of Afghanistan Group in London and in the US CENTCOM Assessment Team under General Petraeus in Washington
8). 2005 to 2006; Baghdad, Counsellor (Political-Military and Economic)
9). 2004 to 2005; FCO, Team Leader (Political-Military) and acting Deputy Head, Iraq Policy Unit
10). 2004; Kabul, Political Advisor to the Combined Coalition Forces
11). 2003 to 2004; Al Amara (Iraq), Political Advisor to the Coalition Forces
12). 2001 to 2003; FCO, Team Leader, Nuclear Non-Proliferation
13). 1998 to 2001; Roles in Cabinet Office, Foreign Policy Secretariat, the Home Office Criminal Justice Bill Team, and on Diversity Policy in the Cabinet Office.


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