The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) announced that Ms Jane Marriott OBE would succeed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya Nic Hailey on 13 June 2019.
Prior to being appointed British High Commissioner, she was Director of the Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit, a cross-Whitehall body established in April 2016.
Jane joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2001, following roles in the Cabinet Office and Home Office. She has served as joint FCO Director for the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to that, she was Ambassador to Sana’a, Yemen (2013-15). She was Deputy and Acting Ambassador to Tehran; was an adviser to the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke; had two postings to Iraq, one to Afghanistan and started in the FCO as head of the FCO’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Team.
She was appointed OBE in 2004 for services in Al Amara, Iraq.