UK Appoints New Envoy to Zambia

The British government has appointed a new High Commissioner to replace Fergus Coxhrane-Dyet with effect from August 2019.

Nicholas Woolley will take over Fergus Cochrane-Dyet OBE.

Woolley will take up his appointment in August 2019.


Full name: Nicholas Kerrison Woolley.

Married to: Deborah Jane Sidwell.

Children: Two.

2016 to Present: Democratic Republic of the Congo (also Republic of Congo, Central African Republic), Deputy Head of Mission.

2014 to 2016: Islamabad, Head of Conflict and Joint Programmes.

2013 to 2014: Kabul, Head of Reconciliation and External Politics.

2010 to 2013: National Security Secretariat (Cabinet Office), Head of Middle East and North Africa section.

2009: New York, Desk Officer for Middle East, UK Permanent Representation to the United Nations.

2006 to 2009: Brussels, Desk Officer for Middle East and North Africa, UK Permanent Representation to the European Union.

2005 to 2006: Brussels, National Expert in Cabinet of the European Commissioner for External Relations.

2006: Joined FCO:

2004 to 2005: Ministry of Justice, various roles including Family Justice policy lead for High Court reform.

2003: Adventure Tour Leader, Explore Worldwide.

2000 to 2002: English Teacher, Japan (JET Programme).

2003: Adventure Tour Leader, Explore Worldwide.

2000 to 2002: English Teacher, Japan (JET Programme).


  1. Joseph malombe

    Having read through his profile, I think the man has good standing he is capable of executing his duty in Zambian. We need people with care bre like him able to stand his country and our country well. I wish you well during your executing of your duty.Thanks to mother Zambia.

  2. Idiocy Detector

    The name of the outgoing sounds like he is a cousin to Cockroaches, but the blind leaders can learn something from the CV of the incoming guy, it is not just a question of paying back for the praise singing, that is why you have 70% of the so called GRZ officials, with a terrible CV of theft and corruption.

  3. One People

    Laura Miti will miss her salary this month as her pay master packs his bags.

    The man that is coming is a professional and will not have time for people who,like Laura Miti, will scream corruption during the day and be paid in the evening.

    Farewell Mr High Commissioner, we will not miss you.

  4. Kokolochi

    Cousin has your contract expired or you are going to USA to take over from wacky as Trump told us kikikikikiki go well parisan high commission we won’t miss you 🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵

  5. Joseph malombe

    I just want to anarate what Idiocy Detector compromised: I don’t think one can get employed without a CV in this world unless you are viaring for a gardener.Think big to compromise we need people with good standing and not cowards.Coward people make the society un feet to live in.

  6. Kevin simwala

    Welcome to Zambia,

  7. Mr Does

    These are the people who make Africans to suffer. Evil and jealous

Comments are closed.