Mr Rowan James Laxton has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Cameroon in succession to Mr Brian Olley, who has been transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment.
Curriculum Vitae Full name: Rowan James Laxton Married to: Madalina Laxton Children: Two 2014 – Present FCO, Deputy Director, Head of Overseas Security 2013 – 2014 Mogadishu, Deputy Head of Mission 2010 – 2013 Special Political Adviser to UN Special Representative for Somalia 2007 – 2009 FCO, Head, South Asia Group 2004 – 2007 FCO, Deputy Head, Drugs and International Crime Department 2003 – 2004 FCO, Head of Western Mediterranean Section, EU Directorate 2002 – 2003 Kabul, Deputy Head of Mission 2001 – 2002 FCO, Afghanistan Unit, Head of Political Section 1997 – 2000 Islamabad, Head of Chancery 1995 – 1997 FCO, Head of Nuclear Policy Section, Non-Proliferation Department 1993 – 1995 FCO, Supernumerary, South-East Asia Department 1993 Joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office
British High Commissioner to Cameroon
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.