Change of British High Commissioner to Vanuatu – Summer 2019

Mrs Karen Bell has been appointed High Commissioner to the Republic of Vanuatu, as we reopen our resident High Commission in Port Vila.

Mrs Karen Bell has been appointed High Commissioner to the Republic of Vanuatu, as we reopen our resident High Commission in Port Vila.

Mrs Karen Bell has been appointed High Commissioner to the Republic of Vanuatu, as we reopen our resident High Commission in Port Vila. She will succeed the current, non-resident High Commissioner, Mr David Ward, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Bell will take up her appointment during summer 2019.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Karen Bell

Married to: Adrian Bell

Children: Two

2015 to presentHouston, Consul General
2013 to 2015Hong Kong, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Prosperity
2010 to 2013Hong Kong, Head of Political, Economic and Communications Sections
2007 to 2010FCO, Team Leader, EU/China Low Carbon Campaign, Climate Change and Energy Group
2004 to 2007Riyadh, First Secretary – Political/Economic
1999 to 2003Abuja, Second Secretary – Economic
1996 to 1999Ottawa, Third Secretary – Economic
1994 to 1996FCO, Equal Opportunities Officer, Personnel Policy Department
1991 to 1993FCO, Management Officer, Research Department
1988 to 1991New Delhi, Entry Clearance Officer
1986 to 1988FCO, Archivist, UK Delegation to Council of Europe
1983 to 1986FCO, Registry Clerk, Defence Department

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