Steven Fisher (diplomat)

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Steven Mark Fisher
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Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Haiti
In office
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byIan Worthington
Succeeded byChristopher Campbell
Personal details
Born (1965-02-07) 7 February 1965 (age 56)

Steven Fisher (born 1965) is a British diplomat who was British Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and Haiti 2009–2015. Before that post he served as the Deputy Ambassador in Venezuela and Hungary.

Early life and education[edit]

Steven Fisher was born in Tiddington, Warwickshire, just outside Stratford in the heart of central England. His father, Dennis Fisher, is a retired Police Detective. Steven attended boarding school at Warwick.

After school, Steven attended Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied Modern History and French. After he graduated from Oxford University, he worked for Andersen Consulting for five years.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office[edit]

Steven joined the Foreign Office (FCO) in London in 1993 and worked in the European Union Department on a range of economic and trade related issues. His first overseas post came in 1995, when he was posted to Singapore. After working there for three years, he returned to London in August 1998. After four years of working in London, in 2002, Steven was posted to Venezuela as the Deputy Ambassador. In January 2006 he moved to Hungary, again as Deputy Ambassador.

In December 2009 he took up the post of Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and concurrently non-resident Ambassador to Haiti. This was following revelations in the press that he had multiple affairs whilst working in the British Embassy in Hungary, most notably with his assistant who he ultimately left his wife for. The press also reported he had previous affairs while posted in Singapore and Venezuela. The press branded him an embarrassment to Britain and questioned why he was seemingly promoted to ambassador to the Dominican republic following this gross misconduct.[1]

In April 2015 the FCO announced that he was to be replaced and would transfer to another Diplomatic Service appointment.[2]


  • FISHER, Steven Mark, Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, 2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2015)
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  2. ^ "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Dominican Republic". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 21 April 2015.