The UK High Commission have announced Susie Kitchens as the new Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya and Permanent Representative to the UN Environment Programme.
Married with two children, Susie holds an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University, and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Before becoming a diplomat, she worked in international development promoting children’s health via school improvement through the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan and then with Save the Children and CARE International in El Salvador.
Prior to this assignment, Susie spent a year in London as Deputy Director in the Economic Diplomacy department, responsible for Foreign Office work on Economic Growth and Business.
This followed four years as British Consul General in Boston, representing the UK in the north eastern United States; and three years as Deputy High Commissioner at the British High Commission in Tanzania.
Her diplomatic career has also included postings in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London and as Political Officer at the British Embassy in Guatemala.