Dame Rosalind Marsden was the EU Special Representative for Sudan from September 2010 until October 2013.
Before joining the EU, she had a long career in the British diplomatic service, including postings as Consul-General in Basra, British Ambassador to Sudan and British Ambassador to Afghanistan.
She has also served as Head of the United Nations Department and Director (Asia-Pacific) in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
Earlier in her career she served twice in the British Embassy in Tokyo and spent two years on secondment to the private sector, working in the corporate finance department of an investment bank.
She received her BA in Modern History from Somerville College, Oxford and her D.Phil from St Antony’s College, Oxford.
Areas of expertise
- South Sudan
|2010-2013||EU Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan|
|2007-2010||British Ambassador, Sudan|
British Consul-General, Basra
British Ambassador, Afghanistan
- US Must Keep a Close Watch on Sudan After Easing Sanctions 25 October 2017
- South Sudan’s Peace Deal Hangs in the Balance 15 July 2016
- Ill-Timed Referendum Will Not Save Darfur 18 April 2016
- What Will It Take to Secure a Lasting Peace in South Sudan? 19 August 2015
- Sudan Elections Undermined by Boycotts and Lacking Credibility 10 April 2015
- No Peace in Sight on South Sudan’s Third Birthday 09 July 2014