Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque

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Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque

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British High Commissioner to Canada
Assumed office
August 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byHoward Drake
British Ambassador to Austria
In office
August 2012 – August 2016
Preceded bySimon Smith
Succeeded byLeigh Turner
Personal details
Susan Jane Miller

(1963-04-29) 29 April 1963 (age 55)
Spouse(s)Stephane le Jeune d'Allegeershecque
Alma materUniversity of Bristol

Susan Jane le Jeune d'Allegeershecque, CMG (born 29 April 1963) is a British diplomat who has been the British High Commissioner to Canada since 2017.[1] She previously served as the British Ambassador to Austria from 2012 to 2016.[2][3]


Educated at Ipswich High School for Girls, le Jeune d'Allegeershecque took a BA degree from the University of Bristol and immediately joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1985. She served in London and at the permanent representation to the European Union, the High Commission in Singapore, and the Embassies in Venezuela, Colombia, and the United States.

In 2007, le Jeune d'Allegeershecque took over as Director of Human Resources at the Foreign Office, replacing Sir David Warren, serving there for four years until 2011, when she was replaced by Menna Rawlings.[3]

In the New Year Honours for 2010, le Jeune d'Allegeershecque was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG).[4]

le Jeune d'Allegeershecque then served as the British Ambassador to Austria from 2012 until 2016, a post which includes serving as the UK's permanent representative to the international organisations based in Vienna, such as the United Nations.[5][2]

In February 2017 it was announced that le Jeune d'Allegeershecque would succeed Howard Drake from August 2017 as British High Commissioner to Canada.[1]


  1. ^ a b Foreign & Commonwealth Office (2017-02-22). "Change of British High Commissioner to Canada". Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. ^ a b Foreign & Commonwealth Office. "Minister Counsellor, British Embassy, Paris Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque CMG". Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  3. ^ a b "le JEUNE d'ALLEGEERSHECQUE, Susan Jane". Who's Who 2017 (online ed.). A & C Black. 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  4. ^ United Kingdom "No. 59282". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 2009. pp. 1–28.
  5. ^ "Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and the United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations". 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2017-03-10.

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Posts held[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir David Warren
Director of Human Resources,
Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Succeeded by
Menna Rawlings
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Simon Smith
Ambassador to Austria
Succeeded by
Leigh Turner
Preceded by
Howard Drake
High Commissioner to Canada