Neil Wigan OBE


Neil Wigan was the Director for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from November 2015 to September 2018. Neil was previously British Ambassador to Somalia, based in Mogadishu, from June 2013 to July 2015, and British Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo from March 2010 to March 2013. Before that, he was seconded to the UK Cabinet Office, working for the Prime Minister’s Foreign Policy Adviser. He has also worked on Middle Eastern and EU economic issues at the FCO, and at the British Embassy in Israel.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director, Africa

    • 2015 to 2018
  2. British Ambassador to Somalia

    • 2013 to 2015
  3. British Ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo

    • 2010 to 2013