British High Commissioner to Australia

Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG


Menna Rawlings has been British High Commissioner to Australia since April 2015.

Menna joined the FCO in 1989 and has served in a wide range of Diplomatic Service roles. She was most recently a member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Management Board as HR Director. This followed postings to Washington DC, Ghana, Israel, Kenya and Brussels. In London, she has served as Private Secretary to the Permanent Under Secretary as well as in Press Office and the Africa and EU Directorates.

She is married with three children.

You can follow her on Twitter and read her posts on the UK in Australia blog.

British High Commissioner to Australia

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.


  1. Climate Change - speech at Australasian Emissions Reduction Summit 2018
  2. Britain in the World: An Engaged Nation
  3. What would a 21st century Magna Carta look like?
  4. Magna Carta and the Commonwealth