UK appoints new High Commissioner to Nigeria
In-coming British High Commissioner to Nigeria (bulawayo24.com)
London, June, 13, 2018 (AltAfrika)- United Kingdom has appointed Catriona Laing as the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria.
According to a statement published on the UK government website on Wednesday, Mrs Laing succeeds Paul Arkwright who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.
Ms Laing, who is the Ambassador to Zimbabwe since September 2014, will take up her new appointment in November.
The new Ambassador’s record of service at a glance.
|Sep 2014 – present||Zimbabwe, British Ambassador|
|Jan 2014 – Aug 2014||Foreign & Commonwealth Office, senior support for Russia/Ukraine Crisis and Communications Directorate|
|Mar 2012 – Sep 2013||Helmand, Head, Provincial Reconstruction Team and NATO and UK Senior Civilian Representative|
|Feb 2009 – Mar 2012||Ministry of Justice, Director, Human Rights and International|
|Nov 2006 – Jan 2009||Department for International Development (DFID), Head, DFID Sudan|
|May 2005 – Oct 2006||DFID, Head, International Division Advisory Department|
|Jan 2001 – Apr 2005||Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit|
|Mar 2000 – Dec 2000||DFID, Globalisation White Paper Team|
|Jan 1999 – Feb 2000||DFID, Head (Eastern Europe), Western Hemisphere Policy Department|
|Oct 1996 – Dec 1998||DFID, Team Leader, European Union and International Economics Policy Department|
|Sep 1995 – Sep 1996||Cranfield University, studying MBA|
|Jul 1994 – Aug 1995||DFID, Economic Adviser, Latin America, Caribbean and Atlantic Department|
|Aug 1993 – Jun 1994||UN Mission in Somalia, Head, UN Development Office|
|Jan 1992 – Jul 1993||Overseas Development Administration (ODA), Economic Adviser, Aid Policy Department|
|Jul 1990 – Dec 1991||ODA, Assistant Economist, British Development Division (East Africa)|
|Jun 1989 – Jun 1990||ODA, Assistant Economist, West Africa Department|
|Sep 1986 – Jan 1989||Botswana, Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Planning Officer|