Susie Kitchens

Deputy High Commissioner, Nairobi at Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Deputy High Commissioner, Nairobi, FCO
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Susie is the Deputy Head of the UK Mission in Nairobi, Kenya. The High Commission represents UK government interests in Kenya, through 350 staff representing 12+ government departments.

Susie chose a Posting in Nairobi for the opportunities it presents to build on her international development background, 15 years in diplomacy, and strong interest in innovation-driven entrepreneurship. The UK government’s focus and ambition in Africa is growing, including new resource to support Science, Tech and Innovation: Susie chairs the cross-departmental group for this in Nairobi, feeding into the London hub.

Prior to joining the UK Mission in Nairobi, Susie was a Deputy Director in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office heading up the Economic Growth and Business department, following four years as Consul General in Boston Massachusetts and three years in Dar as Salaam as Deputy High Commissioner to Tanzania. She has also lived and worked in Guatemala, El Salvador and Pakistan.

Susie’s qualifications include an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University and an MSc in Health Promotion from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’

  • 11 June 2020, 9:30am

    CSaP Annual Conference Seminar Series 2020

    This year instead of holding a one-day annual conference in London, we will be delivering a series of virtual seminars in May and June on topics that CSaP and our network have worked on over the past year