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Change of British High Commissioner to Pakistan

Mr Thomas Drew CMG is to succeed Mr Philip Barton CMG OBE as British High Commissioner to Pakistan.

Thomas Drew

Mr Thomas Drew CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in succession to Mr Philip Barton CMG OBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Drew will take up his appointment next year.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Thomas Drew CMG
2012 – 2014 FCO, Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (to the Rt Hon William Hague MP and the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP)
2011 – 2012 FCO, Director for National Security
2008 – 2011 Home Office (on loan), Director, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
2006 – 2008 Islamabad, Political Counsellor
2004 – 2006 FCO, Head, Enlargement & South East Europe Group, Europe Directorate
2002 – 2004 FCO, Head, Intergovernmental Conference Unit, Europe Directorate
1998 – 2002 Moscow, First Secretary
1997 – 1998 Language training (Russian)
1995 – 1997 FCO, Desk Officer, Western European Department
1995 Joined FCO
1993 – 1995 McKinsey and Company, London

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Published 3 November 2015