The united Kingdom has appointed a woman as a British High Commissioner to Kenya.
Ms Jane Marriott who is the director of United Kingdom government’s Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit, and previously served as Her Majesty’s ambassador to Yemen, and British deputy ambassador to Iran, and has also undertaken postings in the US, Iraq and Afghanistan, becomes the first female to serve in that capacity in Kenya.
Ms Jane Marriott was on Thursday announced as a successor of the outgoing envoy Nic Hailey.
“Ms Marriott is the first woman to be appointed to the role. She brings a wealth of experience to the position, having worked across many UK government departments including the foreign and commonwealth office, the cabinet office, the home office and the ministry of defence,” read a statement sent to newsrooms by Ms Alice Simpson, the British Commission’s head of communications, Kenya and Somalia.
Ms Marriott is expected to take up her appointment in September 2019.
“Very excited about my new role and looking forward to building on the relationship and partnership between our two countries.” She said upon her appointment.
The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission.