Press release

Change of British High Commissioner to Zambia

Mr Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia

Mr Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia in succession to Mr James Thornton, who has transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Cochrane-Dyet will take up his appointment during April 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Fergus John Cochrane-Dyet OBE
Married to Susie
Children Three sons
2015 – present FCO, Head of International Skills Unit, Human Resources Directorate
2013 – 2015 Monrovia, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2012 – 2013 Helmand, Deputy Head of Mission
2009 – 2011 Malawi, British High Commissioner
2007 – 2009 Victoria, British High Commissioner
2007 Helmand, Deputy Head, Provincial Reconstruction Team
2004 – 2007 Lusaka, Deputy High Commissioner
2002 – 2004 FCO, Deputy Head of Africa (Southern) Department
2002 Kabul, Deputy Head of Mission
2001 – 2002 Conakry, Chargé D’Affaires
1998 – 2001 Sydney, Director for Trade and Investment
1998 Jakarta, Head of Commercial Section
1996 – 1997 Tripoli, Head of British Interests Section
1994 – 1996 FCO, Head of North Africa Section
1993 – 1994 Abuja, Second Secretary (Political)
1990 – 1993 Lagos, Third Secretary (Political)
1987 – 1990 Language training
1987 Joined the FCO

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