British High Commissioner to Guyana

Greg Quinn


Greg Quinn was appointed British High Commissioner to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana in succession to Mr Andrew Ayre in March 2015. Greg joined the FCO in 1995 and has served overseas in Tallinn, Accra, Minsk, Baghdad, Kazakhstan and Washington. He graduated with a degree in International Politics and International History from the University of Wales in Aberystwyth and is married to Wendy.

Curriculum vitae

  • 2015 – Present British High Commission Georgetown, High Commissioner
  • 2012 – 2015 British Embassy Astana, Deputy Head of Mission
  • 2009 – 2012 FCO, Head of UN Political Team
  • 2007 – 2009 British Embassy Washington, First Secretary Middle East, (seconded to State Department)
  • 2007 British Embassy Baghdad and British Consulate-General Basra, Temporary Duty
  • 2004 – 2007 British Embassy Minsk, Deputy Head of Mission
  • 2000 – 2003 British High Commission Accra, Second Secretary Political, Press and Public Affairs
  • 2000 British Embassy Tallinn, Temporary Duty
  • 1998 – 2000 FCO, Desk Office for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
  • 1995 – 1998 FCO, Historian
  • 1995 Joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

British High Commissioner to Guyana

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.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission, Kazakhstan

    • 2013 to 2014


  1. Second Prison forum in Kazakhstan
  2. Opening ceremony of World Press Photo Exhibition in Kazakhstan
  3. Commemorating UN Human Rights Day in Kazakhstan
  4. New Model of Criminal Law - Discussions in Kazakhstan
  5. Education UK Exhibition in Kazakhstan
  6. Training on effective functioning of NPM in Kazakhstan
  7. Remarks for Regional Seminar on Fair Judicial Expertise in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  8. Queen's Birthday Party in Astana, Kazakhstan
  9. Using UK Green Building Experience in Astana, Kazakhstan
  10. Opening statement of welcome to Enterprise Forum in Kazakhstan