British Consul General, St Petersburg

Keith Allan


Keith Allan - Her Majesty’s Consul General, St Petersburg, Russia

Keith Allan became Her Majesty’s Consul General to St Petersburg, Russia in October 2013.

Keith joined the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1988. He is a career diplomat who has enjoyed a range of interesting postings around the world. He was most recently Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Previous appointments include:

•2010 – 2013 Ashgabat, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

•2006 – 2009 Miami, Her Majesty’s Consul General

•2003 – 2006 Port of Spain, Deputy High Commissioner

•2002 – 2003 London, Deputy Director, Africa Middle East, United Kingdom Trade and Investment

•2002 – 2002 Kabul, Consul

•2000 – 2002 London, Central and North West European Department

•1997 – 2000 Tashkent, Deputy Head of Mission

•1996 – 1997 London, Counter Terrorism Policy Department

Keith was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968. He is married with a son and two daughters.

British Consul General, St Petersburg

The Consul General is the senior UK official in a Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy or High Commission, usually located in another major city. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Turkmenistan

    • 2010 to 2013