Deputy Governor to Gibraltar

Nick Pyle OBE MBE


Nicholas John Pyle OBE, MBE was accredited as Deputy Governor of Gibraltar in September 2016. Prior to this appointment he served as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Botswana and UK Representative to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) since 2013.

Nick Pyle joined the FCO in 1981 and until 1996 he held various positions, including postings to Geneva, Kabul, Jeddah, Bridgetown and Colombo where he focused on political and consular work.

He spent eight years working on Africa where his roles included the Deputy Head of Africa Department - Central and Southern and a secondment to the United Nations Political Office for Somalia, working on a broad range of security, conflict, governance and development issues in Somalia.

Nick was awarded the MBE in 1999 and the OBE in 2009. He is married to Ros Day (MBE) and they have two sons and one daughter.

His outside interests includes playing golf, tennis, football, cricket, skiing, watching rugby and dog walking.

Deputy Governor to Gibraltar

The Deputy Governor is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor to the Ambassador or High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.

Previous roles in government

  1. British High Commissioner to Botswana and UK Representative to the Southern Africa Development Community

    • 2013 to 2016