British High Commissioner to Zambia

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

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Previous roles in government

  1. British High Commissioner to Zambia


  1. High Commissioner's speech at the Queen's Birthday Party in Zambia
  2. High Commissioner's speech at the 2017 Queen's Baton Relay opening event, Lusaka
  3. UK government supports training of Zambia peacekeeping defence forces
  4. British High Commission in Lusaka celebrates International Women's Day
  5. British High Commissioner welcomes returning Zambian Chevening scholars
  6. UK and other donors commit to support Zambia's health sector
  7. Co-operating Partners in Zambia commit to ending gender-based violence
  8. British High Commissioner speaks on Public Finance Management reform
  9. British High Commissioner to Zambia's speech at Connecting Classrooms 3 programme launch
  10. British High Commissioner urges Zambian MPs to tackle GBV