David Concar

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David Concar
British High Commissioner to Tanzania
Assumed office
August 2020
MonarchsElizabeth II
Charles III
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Liz Truss
Preceded bySarah Cooke
British Ambassador to Somalia
In office
January 2017 – February 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byHarriet Mathews
Succeeded byBen Fender
Personal details
David William Concar
SpouseCaroline Virginia North

David William Concar is a British diplomat who is currently serving as British High Commissioner to Tanzania.[1]


Concar was Deputy Editor of New Scientist magazine from 1996 until 2004 when he joined the FCDO.[2] From 2004 to 2012, he held many Beijing related positions such as First Secretary, Science & Innovation Counsellor, Climate Change & Energy Counsellor and Prosperity Counsellor. From 2012 to 2014, he was FCDO's Head of Climate Change & Energy and from 2014 to 2016 he was FCDO's Head of International Organisations and Commonwealth Envoy. He was the British Ambassador to Somalia from January 2017 until February 2019 and has been the British High Commissioner to Tanzania since August 2020.[3][4]


  1. ^ "David Concar". Gov.uk.
  2. ^ "New British High Commissioner to Tanzania". African Voice. 14 July 2020.
  3. ^ "UK names new High Commissioner to Tanzania". The Citizen. 10 July 2020. Archived from the original on 5 October 2021. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Q&A: UK ambassador Concar to Somalia on the humanitarian situation in the country". Goobjoog News. 18 March 2018.