Change of British High Commissioner to Fiji

Mr George Edgar OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji in succession to Melanie Hopkins who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Edgar will take up his appointment in August 2020.


Full name: Christopher George Edgar

Married to: Elena Ryurikovna Edgar

Children: Two daughters

2020FCO, Deputy Director, FCO Coronavirus Task Force
2015 to 2019Phnom Penh, European Union Ambassador to Cambodia
2012 to 2015Tashkent, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2011 to 2012FCO, Additional Director – 2012 Olympics, Protocol Directorate
2007 to 2010FCO, Head of Consular Assistance Group, Consular Directorate
2006 to 2007FCO, Envoy for Climate Security in Africa
2004 to 2006St Petersburg, Consul General
2001 to 2004Skopje, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
1997 to 2000Phnom Penh, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
1995 to 1997FCO, Head of South Africa Section, Africa Department (Southern)
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