British High Commissioner to Barbados

Janet Douglas CMG


Ms Janet Douglas CMG took up her appointment as British High Commissioner to Barbados, and non-resident High Commissioner to Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Lucia and St Kitts & Nevis in April 2017.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Janet Elizabeth Douglas CMG
Married to: Tony Furlong
Children: Two step children
2011 – 2016 Ankara, Deputy Head of Mission
2010 – 2011 FCO, Assistant Director, Human Resources
2007 – 2010 FCO, Head of Africa Department (Southern, Central and West Africa)
2004 – 2007 FCO, Head of Consular Assistance Group, Consular Directorate
2003 – 2004 FCO, Head of Transitional Team, Human Resources Directorate
2002 – 2003 FCO, Head of Personnel Management Unit 2, Personnel Directorate
2000 – 2001 FCO, Deputy Head of Department, Africa Directorate Southern
1996 – 2000 Stockholm, First Secretary (European Union)
1993 – 1996 Seconded to Overseas Development Administration, Head of Section, Emergency Aid Policy and Emergency Preparedness
1991 – 1993 FCO, Head of Humanitarian Affairs Section, UND
1988 – 1991 Ankara. Second, later First Secretary (Political and Press)
1987 – 1988 Language training (Turkish)
1986 – 1987 Seconded to Directorate General IA (External relations), European Commission
1985 – 1986 Desk Officer for Greece, Southern European Department
1985 Joined FCO

British High Commissioner to Barbados

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. Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Turkey

    • 2011 to 2017