British High Commissioner to The Gambia

Sharon Wardle


Sharon Wardle was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia in July 2017. When The Gambia rejoined the Commonwealth in February 2018, Sharon became Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to The Gambia.

Curriculum Vitae

2016 to 2017 Tunis, Head North Africa Counter Terrorism & Extremism Network
2016 FCO, Policy Adviser, International Counter Extremism Group
2014 to 2015 Beirut, Head of Syria Office
2012 to 2013 Sana’a, Deputy Head of Mission
2011 to 2012 FCO, Head of Strategy & Communications Department, Consular Directorate
2010 to 2011 FCO, Programme Director, Consular Strategy
2008 to 2010 FCO, Project Director, Global Out of Hours Project, Consular Directorate
2005 to 2008 Riyadh, Director UK Trade & Investment
2002 to 2004 UKTI, Deputy Director, International Group & Head of Near East & North Africa Unit
2000 to 2002 British Consultants & Construction Bureau, Director Africa /Middle East /Asia Pacific
1996 to 1999 UKTI, UAE Desk Officer, followed by Deputy Head of Development Business Team
1991 to 1996 Beirut, Vice Consul
1990 to 1991 World wide temporary cover duties
1987 to 1989 Moscow, Visa Officer
1985 to 1986 FCO, Desk Officer, Migration & Visa Department
1985 Joined FCO

Sharon is married to Peter Millman.

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British High Commissioner to The Gambia

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

  1. British Ambassador to The Gambia

    • 2017 to 2018