Ms Kate Rudd has been Her Majesty’s Deputy Head of Mission to the Republic of Sudan since March 2015. From June – August 2015 she was Chargé d’affaires.
After studying English Literature at Strathclyde University, and completing a MSc in International Business at Birkbeck College, University of London, Ms Rudd worked as an English teacher in Japan on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme, working in the private sector in London on her return before joining the Foreign Office in 2003. Since then her postings have focused on the Arab and Islamic world including postings in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Katharine Elmes Rudd Married to Gordon Elmes Rudd
|2015 - Present||Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Khartoum|
|June - August 2015||Chargé d’affaires, British Embassy Khartoum|
|2013 – 2014||Deputy Head of Department, NATO Summit, FCO|
|2011 - 2012||Private Secretary FCO|
|2007 – 2011||HM Consul General Jeddah|
|2006 – 2007||Head of Trade and Investment, British Embassy Baghdad|
|2003 – 2006||Joined FCO - Europe Directorate|
|2003||Senior Policy Adviser, Department for Trade and Industry|
|1999 – 2002||Account Executive, KPMG|
|1998 – 1999||Embassy of Japan, London|
|1995 – 1998||Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme, Japan|
|2001 – 2003||MSc International Business, Birkbeck College, University College London|
|1991 – 1995||BA (Hons) English University of Strathclyde Exchange student to Chinese University of Hong Kong (93-94)|
Deputy Head of Mission, Khartoum
The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and an important advisor to the Ambassador. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of the Embassy and represents the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires.
Previous roles in government
Chargé d'Affaires British Embassy Khartoum
- 2015 to 2015