Alastair McPhail

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Alastair David McPhail CMG OBE (born 2 March 1961) is a British diplomat who was the United Kingdom's first Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, appointed in July 2011 when the country gained independence. He had served as Consul-General from 16 March 2011.[1][2] McPhail left South Sudan in March 2013[3][4] and was appointed to be British Consul-General in Jerusalem from January 2014.[5]

McPhail was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to British interests in South Sudan.[6]


  1. ^ Appointment of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 9 July 2011
  2. ^ President Kiir receives credentials of UK and Norway ambassadors, Government of South Sudan, 16 September 2011, via
  3. ^ Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to South Sudan, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, 20 December 2012
  4. ^ British Ambassador McPhail Bids Farewell, Gurtong Trust, Juba, 21 March 2013
  5. ^ New Consul-General in Jerusalem, British Consulate-General Jerusalem, 9 January 2014
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60728. p. 3. 31 December 2013.
Diplomatic posts
New title British Ambassador to South Sudan
Succeeded by
Ian Hughes
Preceded by
Sir Vincent Fean
British Consul-General to Jerusalem