22 December 1973 (age 47), Lilongwe, Malawi
Sally Axworthy, Philip Barton, Tim Barrow
Harriet Mathews' Eid Message
Mathews was educated at South Hampstead High School and the University of York. She entered the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1997. In June 2015 Mathews became the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Somalia. In 2016 the FCO announced that she was to transfer to another Diplomatic Service appointment, and she left Somalia on 30 December 2016.
Mathews was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2005, and Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) "for services to Diplomacy, International Peace and Security and the UK response to the Ebola crisis" in the 2017 New Year Honours.