Mrs Judith Macgregor CMG LVO has been appointed British High Commissioner to South Africa.
She will succeed Dame Nicola Brewer DCMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Macgregor will take up her appointment during October 2013.
Mrs Macgregor joined the FCO in 1976. She has held a wide range of posts in the FCO, including Desk Officer for Poland and Hungary, Deputy Head of Western European Department, Head of Security Strategy Unit and Director for Migration.
Overseas, she has served as First Secretary in Belgrade, Prague and Paris and was British Ambassador to Slovakia from 2004-7 and British Ambassador to Mexico from 2009-2013. Mrs Macgregor was also Head of Recruitment in the FCO and served as a Chair of the Civil Service Selection Board from 2003-4. She was awarded a CMG in January 2012 for her services to the FCO.
On her appointment as British High Commissioner to South Africa, Mrs Macgregor has said:
I am delighted by my appointment as High Commissioner to Pretoria. Our relationship with South Africa is enormously important, and covers an ever increasing range of activities and co-operation. I look forward to working with the government and people of South Africa to continue to strengthen our warm and long-standing partnership, especially in the areas of prosperity, security and education, and to discovering new opportunities for both our countries.
|Full name:||Judith Anne Macgregor CMG LVO|
|Married to:||John Macgregor CVO|
|Children:||One daughter, three sons|
|2009 – 2013||Mexico City, HM Ambassador|
|2007 – 2009||FCO Director, Migration|
|2004 – 2007||Bratislava, HM Ambassador|
|2003 – 2004||Civil Service Selection Board Chair|
|2001 – 2003||FCO, Head, Security Strategy Unit|
|1995 – 2000||Special Unpaid Leave|
|1993 – 1995||FCO, Deputy Head, Western European Department|
|1990 – 1993||Paris, First Secretary|
|1986 – 1990||Special Unpaid Leave (including one year First Secretary (Political), Prague)|
|1984 – 1986||FCO, Planning Staff|
|1983 – 1984||FCO, Head of Recruitment|
|1981 – 1983||FCO, Desk Officer, East European and Soviet Department|
|1977 – 1980||Belgrade, First Secretary|
|1976 - 1977||FCO, Desk Officer, East European and Soviet Department|
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