Ms Catriona Laing CB has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe with effect from September 2014. Ms Laing joined the FCO in January 2012 when she was posted to Afghanistan. She is an economist by background and has spent much of her career in Africa serving in Botswana, Kenya, Sudan and Somalia.
Previous Role in Government
Jan 2014 – Aug 2014: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, senior support for Russia/Ukraine Crisis and Communications Directorate
British Ambassador to Zimbabwe
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.