Menna Rawlings

Menna Frances Rawlings CMG (born (1967-09-16)16 September 1967) is a British diplomat who is currently Director General of Economic and Global Issues at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She previously was the British High Commissioner to Australia from 2015 to 2019.[1]

Menna F. Rawlings

CMG
Director General of Economic and Global Issues
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Assumed office
1 March 2019
Preceded byDeborah Bronnert
High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Australia
In office
April 2015  March 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byPaul Madden
Succeeded byVicki Treadell
Personal details
Born (1967-09-16) 16 September 1967
Hillingdon, London
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)Mark Rawlings
Children3
OccupationDiplomat

Rawlings joined the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1989 after completing a BSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics. In her early career, she served in London as well as Brussels, Nairobi, and Tel Aviv.[2]

From 2002 to 2004, Rawlings served as Private Secretary to the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and then until 2008, Rawlings was Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana based in Accra.[1] After three years in Washington, D.C.. as Consul-General, in 2011 she returned to London to serve as the Foreign Office's director for human resources until 2014.[2] From 2015 to 2018 she serves as British High Commissioner to Australia. She returned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London in 2019 as Director General of Economic and Global Issues.

References

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Paul Madden
British High Commissioner to
Australia

April 2015– 2019
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