Alice Walpole took up her post as the British Ambassador to Luxembourg in July 2011. Immediately before that, she was the British Consul General in Basra, Iraq.
Alice began her career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1985, and has served overseas, in addition to Luxembourg and Iraq, at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York (twice), the UK Representation to the European Union in Brussels, the UK delegation to NATO, and in the British Embassy in Dar es Salaam. Her postings in London have included Eastern European Department, Policy Planning Staff, Corporate Communications, and as Head of the Foreign Office Peacekeeping Unit and, recently, Deputy Head of the (cross-Government) Post-Conflict Reconstruction Unit.
Alice read English Literature at New Hall, Cambridge University. She has six children.
British Ambassador to Mali
The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and consular services.
Previous roles in government
British Ambassador to Luxembourg
- 2011 to 2016