Karen Betts Chief Executive

Karen Betts

Karen Betts has joined the SWA after a 16 year career in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), most recently as British Ambassador to Morocco.

She held a variety of posts in London and overseas with the FCO. These included Counsellor to the British Embassy in Washington, and roles at the UK's Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels and the British Embassy in Baghdad.  She has also served in the Cabinet Office and the Joint Intelligence Committee. 

Prior to joining the FCO, she worked as a lawyer for Clifford Chance in London and Hong Kong.  She studied law at the College of Law in Guildford and history at St. Andrews University.

Email: kbetts@swa.org.uk

Tel: 0131 222 9201