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. McPhail left South Sudan in March 2013 and was appointed to be British Consul-General in Jerusalem from January 2014.
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.
- McPHAIL, Dr Alastair David, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013 (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- Dr Alastair McPhail CMG OBE, gov.uk
- Appointment of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 9 July 2011
- President Kiir receives credentials of UK and Norway ambassadors, Government of South Sudan, 16 September 2011, via archive.org
- Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to South Sudan, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, 20 December 2012
- British Ambassador McPhail Bids Farewell, Gurtong Trust, Juba, 21 March 2013
- New Consul-General in Jerusalem, British Consulate-General Jerusalem, 9 January 2014
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2013.
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