Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG took up his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in August 2017.
He has previously served as UK’s Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa.
Sir Nicholas Kay’s previous roles include:
2013 – 2016 Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)
2012 – 2013 Foreign Commonwealth Office, Director Africa
2010 – 2012 FCO, Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan
2007 – 2010 FCO, Ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo
2006 – 2007 UK Regional Co-ordinator Southern Afghanistan
2002 – 2006 FCO, Deputy Head of Mission, Madrid
2000 – 2002 FCO, Deputy Head, Policy Planning Staff
1997 – 2000 FCO, Deputy Head of Mission, Havana
1995 – 1997 FCO, Head, Pakistan and Afghanistan Section, South Asian Department
1988 – 1990 Founder, Leading Edge Training Systems
1980 – 1994 English language teacher in Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Brazil, Spain and the UK
Sir Nicholas Kay is married to Susan Kay and has three children.
British Ambassador to Afghanistan
The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.