British Ambassador to South Sudan

Alison Blackburne


Alison Blackburne was the British High Commissioner to Uganda from August 2012 to November 2016. She joined the FCO 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 attachments in Jakarta and Washington. She also spent two years on loan to the Ministry of Justice as Principal Private Secretary to the Justice Secretary.

British Ambassador to South Sudan

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 visa and consular services.

Previous roles in government

  1. British High Commissioner to Uganda

    • 2012 to 2016


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