Our Distinguished Patron

The unwavering support from our Patron have spurred the BMCC to widen its horizons in delivering value for membership, at home and abroad

​H.E. Ailsa Terry CMG

​H.E. Ailsa Terry CMG

Her Excellency Ailsa Terry CMG started as the British High Commissioner to Malaysia in August 2023 in succession to Charles Hay MVO. Before taking up the post of High Commissioner, Ms Terry was the Director of the FCDO’s inaugural Sanctions Directorate from 2022 to 2023, which she established as part of the UK’s response to Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.

Prior to that, she was the Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpa and Director in the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) for the UK’s Presidency of the G7 in 2021. She also worked in the National Security Secretariat in the Cabinet Office which supports the work of the UK National Security Council.

During her time in the British diplomatic service, she has been posted to Islamabad and the UK Mission to the European Union (EU) in Brussels. Ailsa was also the Political Adviser to the EU Special Representative to Afghanistan in 2011.

Ms Terry is married to Adam Terry and they have twin sons. She read English Literature (BA Hons) at Oxford University. In her spare time Ailsa enjoys reading, cooking and spending time outdoors with her family.