Susie Kitchens arrived in Nairobi in August to take up the position of Deputy High Commissioner and Permanent Representative to the UN Environment Programme.
Prior to this assignment, Susie spent a year in London as Deputy Director in the Economic Diplomacy department, responsible for Foreign Office work on Economic Growth and Business. This followed four years as British Consul General in Boston, representing the UK in the north eastern United States; and three years as Deputy High Commissioner at the British High Commission in Tanzania. Susie’s diplomatic career has also included postings in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London and as Political Officer at the British Embassy in Guatemala. She holds an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University, and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Before becoming a diplomat, she worked in international development promoting children’s health via school improvement through the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan and then with Save the Children and CARE International in El Salvador.
She is married with two children
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Deputy High Commissioner
Previous roles in government
British Consul General in Boston
- 2012 to 2016