Emily Summers joined the British High Commission team in June 2017.
Before Botswana Emily was part of the Political Team at the British High Commission in Dhaka (July 2014 to May 2017) and Private Secretary to the Chief Operating Officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London (March 2013 to March 2014). In her earlier career Emily worked on a range of policy areas, including North Africa, multilateral human rights and consular.
Prior to joining the Diplomatic Service, Emily worked in local government and before that the NGO sector. She holds a BSC Hons degree from the Open University in Social Sciences and speaks passable Bengali and a little French, Spanish and Italian.
Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission Gaborone
The Deputy High Commissioner supports the High Commissioner in his/her role as the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth country. He/she also oversees the day-to-day management of the High Commission. The Deputy High Commissioner fulfils a similar role to a Consul General, representing the UK government and typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.