Caroline joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1993, after graduating from Leeds University with a degree in Modern Arabic Studies. She worked in the Middle East Department in London, covering the Gulf States and Iraq, before being posted to Bahrain in 1996. From Bahrain she moved to Egypt, where she held a number of positions within the Embassy, most recently First Secretary Political (2007-11). She also took two periods of unpaid leave from the diplomatic service, during which she worked at Shell (2003) and the British Council (2006).
Previous roles in government
British Consul General in Alexandria
- 2013 to 2016