British High Commissioner to Maldives

Caron Röhsler


Caron Röhsler was appointed Her Majesty’s ambassador to Maldives in July 2019. She became the British High Commissioner on 1 February 2020, after Maldives was readmitted into the Commonwealth.

Caron joined the FCO in 2000, after working for 7 years in the then nascent online publishing industry. She has served overseas in Washington DC and, most recently as British High Commissioner to Seychelles. 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. Her wide-ranging interests include natural history, environmentalism and the creative arts.

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British High Commissioner to Maldives

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, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Previous roles in government

  • British High Commissioner to Seychelles
  • Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana