British High Commissioner to Cyprus

Matthew Kidd CMG


Matthew Kidd began his career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1978 and took up his first posting to Cyprus in 1980. He was later posted to New York, Paris, Ethiopia, Germany and NATO before returning to Cyprus as British High Commissioner from May 2010 to August 2014 and again from June 2016.

Matthew attended Oxford University where he read four languages Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian and German. He is married to Carine and has four children.

British High Commissioner to Cyprus

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 High Commissioner to Cyprus

    • 2010 to 2014


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  1. High Commission in Cyprus celebrates the Queen’s Birthday in 2017

    • Speech