Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan

Chris Trott


Chris Trott has been a British diplomat since 1991. He has worked in Burma, Japan and Afghanistan. Among various roles in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London he worked as Deputy Head of the Human Rights department and as Deputy in a then newly formed unit designed to address stabilisation post conflict.

In 2007 Chris was appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, cross accredited to Guinea Bissau, Mali and Cape Verde. In 2011 he spent some time in Abidjan as Charge d’Affaires before being posted to Cape Town as British Consul General. Most recently Chris served as British High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Nauru until July 2016. He was appointed UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan on 1 August 2016.

Chris is married with two children and is a Freeman of the Commune of Timbuktu.

Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan

Special representatives use their expertise to develop a greater coherent effort in making sure that the FCO works closely and effectively with foreign powers.

The Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan supports international efforts to secure a durable and peaceful resolution to conflict between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as ending internal conflicts and encouraging sustainable development throughout both countries. They work alongside the joint FCO/DFID Sudan Unit and with the African Union and the United Nations, who jointly lead the international community’s efforts.

Previous roles in government

  1. British High Commissioner to Vanuatu

    • 2016 to 2016
  2. British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

    • 2016 to 2016
  3. British Consul General in Cape Town

    • 2011 to 2015