Dr Christian Turner CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in succession to Mr Thomas Drew CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Dr Turner will take up his appointment by December 2019.
Full name: Christian Turner
Married to: Claire Turner
2017 – present No.10, Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser and Deputy National Security Adviser
2016 – 2017 FCO, Director-General Middle-East and North Africa, and Africa; Acting Political Director (2017)
2016 FCO, Director, London Syria Conference
2012 – 2016 Nairobi, British High Commissioner
2009 – 2012 FCO, Director, Middle-East and North Africa
2008 – 2009 FCO, Deputy Director, Middle-East and North Africa
2007 – 2008 Cabinet Office, Director, Middle-East, North Africa and North America, Overseas and Defence Secretariat
2007 No.10, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
2006 – 2007 FCO roles including project work in Middle-East and North Africa Directorate and for the Special Representative for Climate Change
2003 – 2006 Washington, First Secretary, Energy and Environment
1998 – 2003 Cabinet Office, roles including Deputy Team Leader in Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, Private Secretary to the Minister of State, and Secretary to the Economic and Domestic Committees of Cabinet.