Nigel Casey is the High Commissioner Designate to South Africa from April 2017.
Nigel was British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina in September 2011. Before this, he served at the British High Commission in New Delhi, as Political Counselor and then as Deputy Head of Mission.
Nigel is a career diplomat who has worked for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office since 1991. His career to date has been divided between the FCO in London and five overseas postings. In addition to Sarajevo, he has been posted in Pretoria, Washington D.C, Moscow and New Delhi.
Nigel studied Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford University. He is married to Clare Casey and has two children, a son (born 2003) and a daughter (born 2005).
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British High Commissioner to South Africa
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
British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 2011 to 2013