Susanna Moorehead was appointed British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti (non-resident) and Permanent Representative to the African Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa in January 2016. Prior to her service as Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ms. Moorehead was the Director for Southern and West Africa at the Department for International Development (2012-2015). She served as Executive Director for the United Kingdom at the World Bank in Washington DC (2008-2012). Ms. Moorehead served as the Head of DFID India (2005-2008). In her career in DFID she has previously been the Head of Governance, Sustainable and Social Development (2003-2004), Head of Asia Regional Policy Department (2001-2003) and Head of Economic and Social Research (1999-2000) at DFID. She was Deputy Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex between 1993 and 1997. She worked for Save the Children Fund in West Africa from 1985 to 1988. Born in London, Ms. Moorehead did her postgraduate degrees at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she graduated with PhD in International Relations in 1983. She received an Honorary Doctorate from University of York in 2014, where she had also studied as an undergraduate. Ms. Moorehead has two daughters.
British Ambassador to Ethiopia
The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.