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Change of British High Commissioner to Cameroon

Mr Rowan James Laxton has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cameroon

Change of British High Commissioner to Cameroon

Mr Rowan James Laxton has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cameroon in succession to Mr Brian Olley, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Laxton will take up his appointment in October 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Rowan James Laxton
Married to: Madalina Laxton
Children: Two
2014 – Present FCO, Deputy Director, Head of Overseas Security
2013 – 2014 Mogadishu, Deputy Head of Mission
2010 – 2013 Special Political Adviser to UN Special Representative for Somalia
2007 – 2009 FCO, Head, South Asia Group
2004 – 2007 FCO, Deputy Head, Drugs and International Crime Department
2003 – 2004 FCO, Head of Western Mediterranean Section, EU Directorate
2002 – 2003 Kabul, Deputy Head of Mission
2001 – 2002 FCO, Afghanistan Unit, Head of Political Section
1997 – 2000 Islamabad, Head of Chancery
1995 – 1997 FCO, Head of Nuclear Policy Section, Non-Proliferation Department
1993 – 1995 FCO, Supernumerary, South-East Asia Department
1993 Joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Published 26 May 2017