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.

Previous roles in government

  1. British High Commissioner to Uganda

    • 2012 to 2016


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

    • Speech