Associate Fellow, Africa Programme
Rosalind Marsden
Contact information
+44 (0)7785239560

Summary

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.

Expertise

  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Afghanistan

Experience

2010-2013EU Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan
2007-2010British Ambassador, Sudan

2006-2007

British Consul-General, Basra

2003-2007

British Ambassador, Afghanistan

Broadcast experience

Some

Languages

  • Some French, German and Japanese (not broadcast standard)