After graduating from Leeds University in 1993 with a degree in Modern Arabic Studies, Caroline joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She has over 20 years experience working in the Middle East in a range of bilateral and regional roles including political affairs, media engagement, programme management and trade and investment. She also spent one year working in government relations at Shell, and a six-month attachment to the British Council.
In 2011, she was awarded an OBE for her services to UK-Egypt bilateral relations and interfaith dialogue. Caroline’s previous job was Her Majesty’s Consul-General in Alexandria, where she led a small team focused on strengthening trade and investment between the UK and Egypt.
In July 2016, she was appointed as Deputy High Commissioner, Trinidad and Tobago. She is accompanied on her posting by her husband Amr and 9 year-old daughter, Yasmin. She also has an older son, Karim, who is studying in UK.
British Deputy High Commissioner, Trinidad and Tobago
In some countries, the Deputy High Commissioner leads a subordinate office to the High Commission in another major city. The Deputy High Commissioner fulfils a similar role to a Consul General, representing the UK government and typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.
Previous roles in government
British Consul General in Alexandria
- 2013 to 2016