Keith Allan - British High Commissioner to Mauritius
Keith Allan presented his credentials to Her Excellency Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim GCSK, CSK, PhD, DSc, President of the Republic of Mauritius, on 24 August 2017.
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 previous appointment before coming to Mauritius was as Her Majesty’s Consul General in St Petersburg, Russia.
Previous appointments include:
•2013 – 2017 St Petersburg, Her Majesty’s Consul General
•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 High Commissioner to Mauritius
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.
Previous roles in government
British Consul General, St Petersburg
- 2013 to 2017
British Ambassador to Turkmenistan
- 2010 to 2013