British High Commissioner
Menna Rawlings has been British High Commissioner to Australia since April 2015.
Menna joined the FCO in 1989 and has served in a wide range of Diplomatic Service roles. She was mostly recently a member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Management Board as HR Director. This followed postings to Washington DC, Ghana, Israel, Kenya and Brussels. In London, she has served as Private Secretary to the Permanent Under Secretary as well as in Press Office and the Africa and EU Directorates.
|Full name:||Menna Frances Rawlings CMG|
|Married to:||Mark John Rawlings|
|2011 – 2014||FCO, Director HR|
|2008 – 2011||Washington, Counsellor (Corporate Services USA) and HM Consul General|
|2005 – 2008||Accra, Deputy High Commissioner and Head of Political Section|
|2005||FCO, Africa Directorate (G8/Africa)|
|2002 – 2004||FCO, Private Secretary to the Permanent Under Secretary|
|1998 – 2002||Tel Aviv, Head of Political Section|
|1996 – 1998||FCO, Press Officer|
|1993 – 1996||Nairobi, Second Secretary (Political/Economic)|
|1991 – 1993||UKRep Brussels, Third, later Second, Secretary (Institutions)|
|1990 – 1991||European Commission, Brussels, Stagiaire|
|1989 – 1990||FCO, European Community Department (Internal)|
Menna will be a keynote speaker at Collaborate | Innovate | 2017 on Wednesday 24 May.