British High Commissioner to Botswana and UK Representative to the Southern Africa Development Community

Katharine Ransome

Katharine Ransome

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Biography

Ms Katy Ransome has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Botswana in succession to Mr Nicholas Pyle OBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Ransome took up her appointment in February 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Katharine Ransome
Date – present FCO, Head of Network Resources Team, Europe Directorate
2010 – 2012 British Office for Somalia, Deputy Head of Mission
2009 – 2010 Antananarivo, Political Officer
2007 – 2008 Kabul, Head of Military & Political Team
2006 – 2007 Kabul, Regional Affairs Advisor
2004 – 2006 FCO, Head of European Defence Policy, Security Policy Department
2004 Madrid, First Secretary
2001 – 2003 FCO, Head, Turkey Team, EU-Mediterranean Team
1997 – 2001 Budapest, Second Secretary
1995 – 1996 FCO, Desk Officer, G7/8 Team
1995 Joined FCO

British High Commissioner to Botswana and UK Representative to the Southern Africa Development Community

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.