Carolyn Browne CMG (born 19 October 1958 in Yorkshire) is a British
diplomat who was the British Ambassador to
Kazakhstan from 2013 to
1 Early life
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She is the daughter of the late Brigadier Christopher Browne OBE and
Margaret Howard. She attended the South Wilts Grammar School for
From the University of Bristol, she gained a BSc in Microbiology. From
Linacre College, Oxford
Linacre College, Oxford she gained a DPhil in Bacterial Genetics in
She joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1985. From 1988-91 she was a First
Secretary in Moscow. From 1993-97 she was at the United Kingdom
Mission to the United Nations (UKMIS). From 2002-5 she worked for the
Permanent Representatives of the United Kingdom to the European Union.
In 2007 she became the Ambassador to Azerbaijan (Her Majesty's
Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan). Her appointment had been
announced in December 2006.
On 1 October 2007, she received a visit from Prince Andrew, Duke of
York, who arrived at
Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Heydar Aliyev International Airport from
Farnborough Airport. He met the President of BP Azerbaijan at the
Hyatt Hotel in Baku, and had a dinner given by the President of the
Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. The Prince visited again on 1
June 2009, for an exhibition at the Heydar Aliyev Sports and
Exhibition Complex and an event given by the British Business Group of
Azerbaijan, and later attended a dinner given by the Ambassador at
Park Hyatt Hotel. The Prince visited on 26 November 2010, where he
had another dinner, given by the President of the Republic of
In July 2011 she took leave of President Aliyev at the end of her
mission to Azerbaijan. Her appointment to
Kazakhstan was announced
in July 2012 and she took up the post in April 2013. In January
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that she was to be
replaced in early 2018 and was to transfer to another Diplomatic
Browne was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St
George (CMG) in the 2017 Birthday Honours.
BROWNE, Carolyn, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, 2013; online edn,
Oxford University Press, Dec 2012, accessed 4 Jan 2013
^ The Peerage
^ BP Azerbaijan Archived 19 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
Park Hyatt Hotel
^ British Business Group of Azerbaijan Archived 26 April 2012 at the
^ British Ambassador's farewell meeting with President Archived 5
October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. – UK in Azerbaijan, 7 July 2011
^ Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to
Kazakhstan – UK in
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, 24 Jul 2012
^ "Her Majesty's Ambassador submits credentials to Kazakhstan's
President". British Embassy Astana. 23 April 2013.
^ "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Kazakhstan". Foreign &
Commonwealth Office. 20 January 2017.
^ "No. 61962".
The London Gazette
The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017.
UK in Azerbaijan at Flickr
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