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 to 2017 St Petersburg, Her Majesty’s Consul General

•2010 to 2013 Ashgabat, Her Majesty’s Ambassador

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

•2003 to 2006 Port of Spain, Deputy High Commissioner

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

•2002 to 2002 Kabul, Consul

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

•1997 to 2000 Tashkent, Deputy Head of Mission

•1996 to 1997 London, Counter Terrorism Policy Department

Keith was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968. He is married with a son and 2 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