| Menna Rawlings |
UK diplomat with some interesting postings
Menna Frances Rawlings 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.
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.
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. 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. 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.