Change of British High Commissioner to Republic of South Africa Antony Phillipson

Mr Antony Phillipson has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa in succession to Mr Nigel Casey CMG MVO, who has transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Phillipson will take up his appointment during July 2021.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Antony John Phillipson

Married to: Julie Elizabeth Phillipson

Children: Three sons

YearRole
2017 to presentNorth America, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner and New York, British Consul General
2016 to 2017DExEU, Director, Trade and Partnerships
2015 to 2016Cabinet Office, Director, European & Global Issues Secretariat
2011 to 2015Singapore, British High Commissioner
2010 to 2011Pre-posting training
2007 to 2010FCO, Iran Co-ordinator, Middle East and North Africa Department
2004 to 2007No 10 Downing Street, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs
2002 to 2004Washington, Counsellor Trade / Transport then Counsellor Global Issues
2000 to 2002Washington, First Secretary Trade Policy
1998 to 2000DTI, Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
1996 to 1998DTI, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
1995 to 1996DTI, Desk Officer, North American Trade Policy Unit
1994 to 1995DTI, Desk Officer, Competition Policy Division
1993 to 1994DTI, Desk Officer, Technology Programmes and Services Division

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