Press release

Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Afghanistan

Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in succession to Mr Dominic Jermey CVO OBE. Sir Nicholas will take up his appointment in August 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG
Married to: Susan Kay
Children: Three
2016 – present United Kingdom Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa
2013 – 2016 Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)
2012 – 2013 FCO, Director Africa
2010 – 2012 FCO, Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan
2007 – 2010 FCO, Ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo
2006 – 2007 UK Regional Co-ordinator Southern Afghanistan
2002 – 2006 FCO, Deputy Head of Mission, Madrid
2000 – 2002 FCO, Deputy Head, Policy Planning Staff
1997 – 2000 FCO, Deputy Head of Mission, Havana
1995 – 1997 FCO, Head, Pakistan and Afghanistan Section, South Asian Department
1988 – 1990 Founder, Leading Edge Training Systems
1980 – 1994 English language teacher in Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Brazil, Spain and the UK

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Published 27 July 2017