High Commissioner, Republic of Seychelles
Derick Ally has been the High Commissioner of the Republic of Seychelles to the Court of St James since January 2017. Born in 1966, he studied in Seychelles and at the University of Auckland, New Zealand after which he taught Mathematics on La Digue island in Seychelles. He started his diplomatic career in 1995 when he joined the Seychelles Foreign Service as Head of Protocol and in 2004 he was appointed Director General for Presidential Affairs in the President’s Office. He subsequently joined the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Office and worked for nine years as Executive Assistant to two Secretaries-General at Marlborough House in London. After his return to Seychelles in 2014, he was appointed Ambassador and pending his posting, he worked for the Seychelles Pension Fund as General Manager for Corporate Service. He is also the Seychelles Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).