Press release

Change of British High Commissioner to Nigeria

Mr Paul Arkwright has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Mr Paul Arkwright has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in succession to Sir Andrew Pocock KCMG, who will be retiring from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Arkwright will take up his appointment during September.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Paul Thomas Arkwright
Married to: Patricia Anne Holland
Children: One son & one daughter
2013 – present FCO, Director, Multilateral Policy
2009 – 2013 The Hague, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2006 – 2009 FCO, Head, Counter-Proliferation Department
2006 FCO Participant in Higher Command and Staff Course, Defence Academy Shrivenham
2001 – 2005 UKDEL NATO, Political Counsellor
1998 – 2001 Paris, First Secretary Political
1997 – 1998 Secondment to Quai d’Orsay, Paris, UN & International Organisations department
1993 – 1997 UKMis New York, First Secretary Political
1991 – 1993 FCO, Head of Conventional Arms Section Non Proliferation & Defence Department
1988 – 1991 British Military Government Berlin (later British Embassy, Berlin Office), Second Secretary Political
1987 – 1988 FCO, Desk Officer, Hong Kong Department
1986 Joined FCO

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