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.
|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|
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
British Ambassador to The Gambia
- 2017 to 2018