Nick Low

British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata

Nick Low is the British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata. He joined office on 16 October 2019 and represents the UK in the 13 Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Low has been a Counsellor at the British Embassy responsible for the United Kingdom’s relations with China’s Second and Third Tier Cities (2015 to 2019). He was previously the Deputy Head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Crisis Management Department. From 2010 to 2014 Nick was the UK’s Deputy High Commissioner in Bangladesh. From 2007 to 2010 he led the FCO team developing policy to reinforce the nuclear non-proliferation regime, in particular the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, multilateral approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle and the International Atomic Energy Agency. He has previously worked in South America (Santiago de Chile and Brasília) and the Maghreb (Rabat and Algiers) covering a wide range of political, aid, economic, commercial and counter-terrorist work.

Nick was educated at Christ’s College Cambridge and Bedford College London. He is married with two children.