Sir Dominic Asquith has been the United Kingdom’s High Commissioner to India since March 2016, and is responsible for all aspects of the UK’s relationship with India.
After having been a teacher, journalist and political analyst in the Middle East, Sir Dominic joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1983. In his career of more than thirty years at the FCO he has worked on a wide range of international issues. His diplomatic postings include Damascus, Muscat, Washington, Buenos Aires, Riyadh, Baghdad, Cairo and Tripoli (the last three as Ambassador).
After retiring in 2013, Sir Dominic held senior positions in various companies involved principally on Middle East projects. He was then asked to return to government service for the current position.