Caron Röhsler was appointed as High Commissioner to Seychelles in August 2015. She joined the FCO in 2000, after working for seven years in the then nascent online publishing industry. She has served overseas in Washington DC and, most recently as Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana. In London she held several positions working on Africa policy, including in the FCO Minister for Africa’s private office. She has also worked on the Asia Pacific region, on migration issues, and in public diplomacy.
Caron has an MA and BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from Magdalen College, Oxford University, where she was also awarded the Newdigate and Richard Selig prizes for poetry in 1993. She is accompanied on this posting by her partner, David Mingay, and enjoys horticulture, hiking, running and cycling. Her wide-ranging interests include natural history, environmentalism and the creative arts.
British High Commissioner to Seychelles
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.
Previous roles in government
Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana
- 2012 to 2015