Press release

Change of British High Commissioner to Uganda

Mr Peter West CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Uganda

Mr Peter West CMG

Mr Peter West CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Uganda in succession to Ms Alison Blackburne, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr West will take up his appointment during August 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Peter West CMG
Married to Julia West
Children Three
2013 – present Freetown, British High Commissioner
2011 – 2013 Lagos, Deputy High Commissioner
2008 – 2011 Abuja, Deputy High Commissioner
2004 – 2008 Melbourne, Consul General
2000 – 2004 Bangkok, Deputy Head of Mission
1997 – 1999 FCO, Deputy Head, South Asian Department
1992 – 1997 Copenhagen, First Secretary (Political/EU)
1991 – 1992 FCO, Head of Section, Latin America Department
1989 – 1991 FCO, Desk Officer, Security Coordination Department
1986 – 1988 FCO, Desk Officer, Southern African Department
1984 – 1986 Auckland, Vice Consul (Commercial)
1980 – 1983 Buenos Aires, Third Secretary/Vice Consul
1978 – 1979 Ankara, Third Secretary (Aid)
1977 Joined FCO

Further information

Media enquiries

For journalists

Published 31 December 2015