Deputy British High Commissioner to Pakistan

Alison Blackburne

Biography

Alison Blackburne was the British Ambassador to South Sudan from April 2017 to May 2019, and before that British High Commissioner to Uganda from August 2012 to November 2016. Alison joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1987 and has held a variety posts in London and abroad. She has previously served overseas in Warsaw, Stockholm, New York (UK Permanent Mission to the UN), Harare and Brussels (UK Permanent Representation to the EU), as well as more recent short-term roles in Jakarta and Washington. She also spent 2 years on loan to the Ministry of Justice as Principal Private Secretary to the Justice Secretary.

Deputy British High Commissioner to Pakistan

The Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad supports the High Commissioner in leading the Islamabad mission and, when the High Commissioner is out of the country,is responsible, as Acting High Commissioner, for leading the Pakistan mission.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to South Sudan
  2. British High Commissioner to Uganda

Announcements

  1. UK High Commissioner supports Uganda's universal bednet campaign