British High Commissioner to Bangladesh and Management Board Overseas Network Representative

Alison Blake CMG


Alison Blake CMG was appointed as British High Commissioner to Bangladesh in January 2016 and in October 2016 was invited to join the FCO’s Management Board to represent the FCO Overseas network. She was appointed Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) in 2017.

A career diplomat, Alison has considerable experience in South Asia and has helped shape British foreign and security policy, including in times of crisis and transition, over three decades. Her previous posting was as Deputy High Commissioner Islamabad in Pakistan (2011-2014).

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British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

Management Board Overseas Network Representative

The Management Board Overseas Network representative gives corporate leadership to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office by ensuring that the department meets the foreign policy priorities, Public Service Agreements targets and service delivery targets set by ministers.

Previous roles in government

  1. British High Commissioner Designate to Bangladesh

    • 2016 to 2016


  1. Alison Blake's speech at Diplomatic Correspondent Association of Bangladesh (DCAB)
  2. Speech by Alison Blake at Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  3. Alison Blake's first Press Conference in Bangladesh