British High Commissioner to Ghana

Iain Walker


Mr. Iain Walker has been the UK’s High Commissioner to Ghana since August 2017. Before this appointment, he was a Board Member of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London as a Director of Finance and Strategy.

After studying law at the University of Dundee, Scotland, Iain moved to London where he qualified as a chartered accountant with EY focusing on banking and capital markets. He worked for an International NGO in Malawi and Kenya then the UN in Ethiopia, before he returned to London working in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit initially for Tony Blair and then Gordon Brown.

Arriving in Ghana on the 60th year of Independence, Iain’s priority is to draw on these strong, historic ties and now focus on the future: to shape a UK-Ghana partnership which is even stronger for the next 60 years.

British High Commissioner to Ghana

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.


  1. Iain Walker recounts experience with the Duke of Edinburgh's International award
  2. Why our future matters more than our past: op-ed by Iain Walker
  3. British High Commissioner's speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit
  4. Ghana: British High Commissioner's speech at Her Majesty The Queen's 92nd Birthday Party
  5. British High Commissioner's speaking notes at the Business Cost of Violence Against Women & Girls in Ghana forum