Change of British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone Lisa Chesney

Ms Lisa Chesney MBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Sierra Leone in succession to Mr Simon Mustard who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Chesney will take up her appointment during August 2021.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Lisa Jane Chesney

2020 to presentHome Office, Gold Command, COVID-19 Recovery and Change, Public Safety Group and Head, Counter-Extremism Unit
2018 to 2020Home Office, Head, Counter-Extremism Unit
2015 to 2018FCO, Deputy Head, Security Policy Department
2015Higher Command and Staff Course, Defence Academy
2013 to 2014Mogadishu, Deputy Head of Mission
2012 to 2013Lashkar Gah, Head, Politics and Strategic Communications, Provincial Reconstruction Team, Helmand Province
2012Full-time Language Training (Pashto)
2010 to 2012FCO, Head, Prevent Team, Counter-Terrorism Department
2010FCO, Corporate Services Centre (CSC) Change Programme Director, later Interim CSC Director, Finance Directorate
2008 to 2010FCO, Head, Financial Skills and Support, Finance Directorate
2005 to 2008Coats plc, European Category Director (Germany)
1995 to 2005Coats plc, Sales and Marketing, later Marketing Manager (Central Europe)

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