Carolyn Browne

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Not to be confused with Carolyn Brown (disambiguation).
Carolyn Browne

Dr Carolyn Browne (born 19 October 1958 in Yorkshire) is a British diplomat, currently Ambassador to Kazakhstan.

Early life[edit]

She is the daughter of the late Brigadier Christopher Browne OBE and Margaret Howard.[1] She attended the South Wilts Grammar School for Girls.

From the University of Bristol, she gained a BSc in Microbiology. From Linacre College, Oxford she gained a DPhil in Bacterial Genetics in 1985.


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 from Farnborough Airport. He met the President of BP Azerbaijan[2] at the Hyatt Hotel[3] 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,[4] and later attended a dinner given by the Ambassador at the Park Hyatt Hotel. The Prince visited on 26 November 2010, where he had another dinner, given by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In July 2011 she took leave of President Aliyev at the end of her mission to Azerbaijan.[5] Her appointment to Kazakhstan was announced in July 2012[6] and she took up the post in January 2013.[7]


  • BROWNE, Carolyn, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012, accessed 4 Jan 2013
  1. ^ The Peerage
  2. ^ BP Azerbaijan
  3. ^ Park Hyatt Hotel
  4. ^ British Business Group of Azerbaijan
  5. ^ British Ambassador's farewell meeting with President – UK in Azerbaijan, 7 July 2011
  6. ^ Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan – UK in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, 24 Jul 2012
  7. ^ Our ambassador – UK in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Laurie Bristow
British Ambassador to Azerbaijan
Succeeded by
Peter Bateman
Preceded by
David Moran
British Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Succeeded by