Mrs Rosalind Marsden
Rosalind Marsden has been appointed the EU Special Representative for Sudan with effect from 1 September 2010.
She was until recently the British Ambassador to Sudan where she served for three years until May 2010.
She has had a long career in the British diplomatic service, including recent postings as Consul-General in Basra 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 in the British Embassies in Tokyo and Bonn. During spells in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, she worked in the Policy Planning Staff, the EU Department, the Hong Kong Department and the Near East and North Africa Department, where she was the desk officer for the Sudan.
In the early 1990s, she spent two years on secondment to the private sector, working in the corporate finance department of an investment bank.
She was educated at Oxford University where she took a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in Modern History. She is an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford.
Rosalind was made a Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 2010 New Year Honours List.