James Thornton


Mr Thornton joined the FCO in 1989. He has had a broad range of jobs, in London and overseas, including Latin America. He served as Head of Political Section in the British Embassy in Mexico City. He was British High Commissioner in Lusaka until August 2015.

Previous roles in government

  1. British High Commissioner to Zambia

    • 2012 to 2015


  1. High Commission celebrates the 87th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
  2. Speech by High Commissioner HE James Thornton at the opening of the 'Shaping our Future' conference
  3. Speech by High Commissioner James Thornton on the UK’s priorities for its presidency of the G8