British Ambassador to Kazakhstan

Dr Carolyn Browne


Dr Carolyn Browne was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2012 and took up her appointment in January 2013. Dr Browne joined the FCO in 1985 and served overseas in Moscow, New York, Brussels and most recently Baku as British Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Dr Carolyn Browne

  • From 2013 Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 2012 Language training
  • 2007 - 2011 Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • 2006 - 2007 Language training
  • 2005 - 2006 Senior adviser to the Director of International Security, FCO
  • 2002 - 2005 UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels
  • 2000 - 2002 Head, Human Rights Policy Department, FCO
  • 1997 - 2000 Southern European Department, FCO
  • 1993 - 1997 UK Mission to the United Nations, New York
  • 1991 - 1993 European Union (External policy) Department, FCO
  • 1988 - 1991 British Embassy, Moscow
  • 1986 - 1987 Republic of Ireland Department, FCO
  • 1985 Joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Prior to 1985, Dr Browne was a research scientist at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford.

She holds degrees from the University of Bristol (BSc Hons) and the University of Oxford (D.Phil). She speaks Russian, French, Azerbaijani and Kazakh


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British Ambassador to Kazakhstan

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.


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  1. British Ambassador speaks at the 7th Mining and Exploration Forum MINEX 2016 in Kazakhstan

    • Speech
  2. Launch of EU project Enhancing Criminal Justice in Kazakhstan

    • Speech
  3. The UK role in the development of Kazakhstan’s mining sector

    • Speech
  4. Energy Charter Conference in Kazakhstan

    • Speech
  5. Green Border Shelter Project Closing Ceremony in Kazakhstan

    • Speech
  6. Swan Lake in Almaty, Kazakhstan

    • Speech
  7. Visa Application Point opened in Astana

    • Speech
  8. Globe Theatre on Tour Presented Hamlet in Astana, Kazakhstan

    • Speech
  9. Opening of Steppe Eagle 2014 Military Exercise in Kazakhstan

    • Speech
  10. Conference “Development of Prison Legislation in Central Asia”

    • Speech