British Consul General in Cape Town

Edward Roman



Edward Roman is a career diplomat. He joined Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service in 2006, prior to which he worked in publishing for the Haymarket Group and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Ed occupied various policy jobs in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with a focus on the Middle East. Subsequently he worked in the Cabinet Office as Private Secretary to the Minister.

Edward Roman was appointed Consul General in Cape Town in August 2015, having previously served as Deputy Consul General and (non-resident) Deputy High Commissioner to Namibia. His previous overseas experience includes political and economic work in Israel, southern Afghanistan and Athens. Ed holds degrees and professional qualifications in geography, international relations and economics from the universities of Sussex, Exeter and the London School of Economics.

Ed is married with a (South African born) daughter. His personal passions encompass mountains, bicycles and the visual arts. You can find Ed on Twitter at @EdRomanSA

British Consul General in Cape Town

The Consul General is the senior UK official in a Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy or High Commission, usually located in another major city. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular and trade activities in their city or region as well as promoting the bilateral political relationship.