Nic Hailey, UK High Commissioner to Kenya (2015-2019)
Father of two, Nicholas James Hailey joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a desk officer in 1997 at the European Union Directorate, where he worked for two years.
He later moved to Paris where he worked till 2001 at the École Nationale d’Adminstration before becoming the Private Secretary to Her Majesty’s Ambassador, a position he held till 2003 when he left for Berlin.
In 2003, Mr Hailey became the foreign secretary’s speechwriter until 2005 when he moved on to head the strategy, communication and training department at the FCO.
Between 2008 and 2012, worked in Washington as a political economist and communications expert before moving to Kabul as a deputy Ambassador.
In 2013, he become the FCO Director for Africa, prior to replacing Doctor Christian Turner’s as UK High Commissioner to Kenya in December 2015.