Josephine Gauld is the Deputy High Commissioner and Permanent Representative to the UN Environment Programme and UN Habitat.
Josephine joined the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in 2002. She has previously served in the democratic Republic of Congo, twice in Cote d’Ivoire, and Nigeria. She was the British Ambassador to Cote d‘Ivoire between 2016-2020.
She studied Italian and Philosophy at Leeds University, and MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics, a Masters in European Public Policy from the universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and a Diploma in Public Administration from l’Ecole Nationale d’administration (ENA) in France.