Press release

Change of British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

Ms Alison Blake is to succeed Mr Robert W Gibson CMG as British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

Ms Alison Blake has been appointed British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in succession to Mr Robert W Gibson CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Blake will take up her appointment during January 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Alison Blake
Married to Col Peter A Henry, US Army (Retired)
2011 – 2014 Islamabad, Deputy High Commissioner
2007 – 2010 FCO, Head, Conflict Group
2006 – 2007 Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, Defence & Overseas Secretariat
2001 – 2005 Washington DC, First Secretary
1999 – 2000 FCO, Deputy Head, Eastern Adriatic Department
1996 – 1999 UK Delegation to NATO, Brussels, First Secretary
1996 Joined FCO
1989 – 1995 Ministry of Defence, including Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Defence
1989 Joined Civil Service

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