Matthew Cannell became UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan and Head of the Joint FCO/DFID Sudan Unit on 1 July 2014. Prior to taking up this role he served in Afghanistan as Head of the British Embassy’s joint FCO/DFID civilian programme group from 2012 to 2014. He has worked previously at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York (2005-2009) as Private Secretary to the UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and subsequently as an advisor on development issues.
Previous roles in government
Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan
- 2014 to 2016