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Change of British High Commissioner to Rwanda

Ms Joanne Lomas has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Rwanda, and Non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi in succession to Mr William Gelling OBE.

Ms Joanne Lomas
Ms Joanne Lomas

Ms Joanne Lomas has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Rwanda, and Non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi in succession to Mr William Gelling OBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Lomas will take up her appointment during January 2018.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Joanne Lomas
Married to: Christopher Finucane
Children: One daughter
2015 – present Windhoek, British High Commissioner
2011 – 2015 Sarajevo, Deputy Head of Mission
2009 FCO, Head, Global Response Centre
2008 FCO, Team Leader, FCO Response Centre
2006 – 2008 FCO, Internal Communication Team Leader & Leadership Conference Project Manager
2001 – 2006 Geneva, UK Mission to the UN, Second Secretary
1997 – 2000 Damascus, Third Secretary
1997 Baghdad UNSCOM, Press Officer/Special Assistant to the Director
1995 – 1997 Arabic language training
1993 – 1995 FCO, Desk Officer, United Nations Department

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Published 16 November 2017