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Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE


Mr Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE was appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Zambia in succession to Mr James Thornton, who was transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Cochrane-Dyet took up his appointment in April 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Fergus John Cochrane-Dyet OBE

Married to Susie

Children Three sons

2016 - Present Zambia, British High Commissioner
2015 – 2016 FCO, Head of International Skills Unit, Human Resources Directorate
2013 – 2015 Monrovia, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2012 – 2013 Helmand, Deputy Head of Mission
2009 – 2011 Malawi, British High Commissioner
2007 – 2009 Victoria, British High Commissioner
2007 Helmand, Deputy Head, Provincial Reconstruction Team
2004 – 2007 Lusaka, Deputy High Commissioner
2002 – 2004 FCO, Deputy Head of Africa (Southern) Department
2002 Kabul, Deputy Head of Mission
2001 – 2002 Conakry, Chargé D’Affaires
1998 – 2001 Sydney, Director for Trade and Investment
1998 Jakarta, Head of Commercial Section
1996 – 1997 Tripoli, Head of British Interests Section
1994 – 1996 FCO, Head of North Africa Section
1993 – 1994 Abuja, Second Secretary (Political)
1990 – 1993 Lagos, Third Secretary (Political)
1987 – 1990 Language training
1987 Joined the FCO

British High Commissioner to Zambia

British High Commissioner to Zambia

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 and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.


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