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Change of British High Commissioner to New Zealand: Laura Clarke

Laura Clarke has been appointed British High Commissioner to New Zealand in succession to Jonathan Sinclair.

Laura Clarke

Ms Laura Clarke has been appointed British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Governor of the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands in succession to Mr Jonathan Sinclair, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Clarke will take up her appointment during January 2018.

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Laura Mary Clarke

Married to: Toby Fisher

Children: 3

2015 to present Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Head, South Asia Department and India Co-ordinator
2012 to 2015 Pretoria, Counsellor (Politics, Prosperity and Communications)
2010 to 2011 Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Joint Head, Sudan Unit, Africa Directorate
2010 Foreign & Commonwealth Office, International Strategy Adviser on Yemen, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
2008 to 2010 Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Private Secretary to the Minister for Europe
2006 to 2008 Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Team Leader, EU Justice and Home Affairs, Germany, Bulgaria and Romania, and UK Special Representative on Post-Holocaust Issues
2005 to 2006 Department for Constitutional Affairs (now Ministry of Justice), Senior Policy Adviser, Human Rights Division, EU and Council of Europe
2004 to 2005 Department for Constitutional Affairs, Policy Officer, Mental Capacity Bill team
2002 European Commission, Brussels, Trainee, Turkey Team, Directorate General - Enlargement

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Published 13 September 2017