Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Afghanistan – May 2019

Ms Alison Blake CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Ms Alison Blake CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Ms Alison Blake CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in succession to Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG. Ms Blake will take up her appointment during May 2019.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Alison Mary Blake

Married to: Col (Rtd) Peter A Henry

2016 to 2019 Dhaka, High Commissioner
2014 to 2015 FCO, Appeals Officer, Human Resources Directorate and also three months Full-Time language training (Bengali)
2011 to 2014 Islamabad, Deputy High Commissioner
2007 to 2011 FCO, Head, Conflict Group
2006 to 2007 Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, Defence & Overseas Secretariat
2001 to 2005 Washington DC, First Secretary (Foreign and Security Policy for OSCE area)
1999 to 2000 FCO, Deputy Head, Eastern Adriatic Department
1996 to 1999 UK Delegation to NATO, Brussels, First Secretary (Operations and Council Exercises)
1996 Joined FCO
1989 to 1995 Ministry of Defence, various roles including as Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Defence
1989 Joined Civil Service

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