John Murton is Deputy High Commissioner at the British High Commission in Nairobi and also serves as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Kenya.
As part of his role, John leads the UK’s trade and investment effort in Kenya. Previously the UK’s High Commissioner to Mauritius and Ambassador to Madagascar, John has considerable professional experience in East and Southern Africa, having worked in Zimbabwe and researched his PhD in Kenya, as well as having conducted research in Turkana.
John has previously served in Japan, at NATO Headquarters and at the UK’s Foreign Ministry in London. His most recent role prior to Nairobi was as Head of the Foreign Ministry department dealing with the UK’s relations with East and South East Asia and Australasia.