British High Commissioner to Mauritius

Keith Allan


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. His 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

  1. British Consul General, St Petersburg

    • 2013 to 2017
  2. British Ambassador to Turkmenistan

    • 2010 to 2013