Alastair was appointed Her Majesty’s Deputy Consul General to Dubai and Director of Trade and Investment in February 2016. He joined the Diplomatic Service at the turn of the century, where his focus was on the UN and Gulf regions. Alastair has been posted to Vienna and most recently Muscat as Deputy Head of Mission. Prior to joining the service Alastair studied Geography at Clare College, Cambridge University where he was also a Choral Scholar. He then studied music (trumpet performance) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the City of London. Alastair is married to Victoria with two sons, Henry and Felix.
Deputy Consul General and Director of UKTI Investment, United Arab Emirates
Previous roles in government
Deputy Head of Mission to Oman
- 2013 to 2016