Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


New posting for British High Commissioner

New posting for British High Commissioner

The British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Samoa and Governor of Pitcairn, Mrs Vicki Treadell, completes her assignment here at the end of July.

She will take up her new position as British High Commissioner to Malaysia later this year. The appointment was announced in London on 25 June.

Mrs Treadell has a wide range of diplomatic and commercial experience. She arrived in New Zealand in May 2010 following a four year posting as the Deputy High Commissioner in Mumbai, covering Western India. Her other postings were to Kuala Lumpur and Islamabad.

While at the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London she worked on policy issues for Western Europe and Latin America, as well as in the office of the FCO’s Permanent Under Secretary of State.

Mrs Treadell was UKTI’s Director for the North West of England, responsible for the strategic direction of trade promotion as a key driver of regional economic development, between 2002– 2006.

Mrs Treadell said she has thoroughly enjoyed her time in New Zealand.

“Each country has its own unique character and set of circumstances. It has been a privilege to have represented the United Kingdom in New Zealand and Samoa. This is a very special part of the world.”

Mrs Treadell said she was very much looking forward to her next post in Malaysia.

“I was born in Malaysia and I also served there some years ago, so much will be familiar but the challenges and opportunities will be new.”

Jonathan Sinclair will replace Mrs Treadell in early August.

Mr Sinclair joined the FCO in 1996 after completing a Masters in International Relations and short stints in media and tourism. He has previously served in India and the USA and, in London, has done a wide range of roles where foreign and domestic policies and politics intersect, including on Europe, national security, and trade and investment.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Mt Albert Aftermath

Personality politics – Jacinda is great! Jacinda is not so great! – have dominated the coverage of the Labour Party’s fortunes this week...

Still, this is a relatively new and welcome problem for the centre-left. Labour has seemed so bereft of crossover talent for so long that it seems almost embarrassed by this latest development. More>>

 

State Sector: Government To Apply Pay Equity Principles

Legal changes are not yet in effect but the State Services Commission, on behalf of the government, and the Council of Trade Unions on behalf of unions, have agreed to apply the principles to current pay equity claims. More>>

ALSO:

Throwing Stoners: English Blames Failed Drug Tests For Unemployment

Bill English’s diversionary tactic of condemning of a generation of Kiwi workers as a bunch of drug-takers cannot hide his government’s failure to create opportunities for decent work, says Labour’s Employment spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Conservation: Central Govt Takes Over 1080 Regulation

“This new approach standardises the rules for using such poisons rather than the current system of different rules in different regions. This change will reduce costs and delays for operators, ensure consistent conditions throughout the country, reduce mistakes from misunderstanding rule differences and allow best practice approaches to be used." More>>

ALSO:

Election Entertainments: ACT Has Prison Plan, Greens Have Water Bill

Green Party launches Member’s Bill to protect our freshwater The Green Party has today launched a member’s bill that will keep water from underground sources, called aquifers, safe from pollution and contamination. More>>

ALSO:

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news