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

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