Deputy Head of Mission, Khartoum

Kate Rudd


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

  1. Chargé d'Affaires British Embassy Khartoum

    • 2015 to 2015