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Change of British High Commissioner to Jamaica

Mr David Fitton CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to Jamaica.

He will succeed Mr Howard Drake, who has transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Fitton will take up his appointment during June 2013.

Mr Fitton joined the FCO in 1980 and was, until recently, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Tokyo. His FCO career has included a variety of roles in the UK and overseas, including several postings in Japan, India and Turkey, and work on African, Asian, EU and consular affairs in London.

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Mr Fitton has said:

I am delighted to be going to Jamaica as High Commissioner. It is a great privilege to work with a Commonwealth partner with whom we have such important relations. Relations between Jamaica and the UK are extremely close and constructive. I look forward to helping strengthen them further in my new role.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: David John Fitton
Married to: Hisae Fitton
Children: One daughter, one son
Dates Post
2008 – 2012 Tokyo, Deputy Head of Mission
2007 FCO, Project Leader for FCO Services Joint Evaluation Team
2004 – 2006 FCO, Head, Consular Crisis Group
2003 – 2004 Istanbul, Consul General
2001 – 2004 Ankara, Deputy Head of Mission
1996 – 2000 Tokyo, Counsellor (Political)
1993 – 1996 FCO, Deputy Head Southern European Department
1990 – 1993 New Delhi, First Secretary Political
1988 – 1990 FCO, Head of India Team
1986 – 1988 FCO, European Department (External)
1982 - 1986 Tokyo, Second, later First Secretary Economic
1981 – 1982 Full time language training (Japanese)
1980 – 1981 FCO, Desk Officer West African Department
1980 Joined FCO

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