Change of British High Commissioner to Samoa – December 2019

Mr David Ward has been appointed High Commissioner to the Independent State of Samoa.

Mr David Ward has been appointed High Commissioner to the Independent State of Samoa.

Mr David Ward has been appointed High Commissioner to the Independent State of Samoa, as we open a new High Commission in Apia. He will succeed the current, non-resident High Commissioner, Ms Laura Clarke, who will remain British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Governor of the Pitcairn Islands. Mr Ward will take up his appointment during December 2019.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: David Ward

2016 to presentSolomon Islands, British High Commissioner
2014 to 2016Asmara, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2013 to 2014Lashkar Gah, Deputy Head of Mission, Provincial Reconstruction Team
2012FCO, Silver level Manager, Olympic Coordination Centre
2011 to 2012Tripoli, Deputy Head of Mission
2010 to 2011FCO, Senior Strategy Adviser, Policy Unit
2006 to 2009Beijing, Deputy Counsellor – Political
2002 to 2005Kathmandu, Deputy Head of Mission
1998 to 2001FCO, Head of Institutions Section, Common Foreign and Security Policy Department
1995 to 1998Tokyo, Second Secretary – Political
1994 to 1995Full-time Language Training (Japanese)
1992 to 1993FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, EU External Department
1992Joined FCO

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