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Ms Joanne Lomas has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia in succession to Ms Marianne Young, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Lomas will take up her appointment during September 2015.
Ms Lomas joined the FCO in 1993 and is currently serving as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Sarajevo. She was previously Head of the FCO’s Global Response Centre and has been posted to the UK’s Mission to the UN in Geneva and the British Embassy in Damascus.
On her appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia, Ms Lomas has said:
I am honoured to have been appointed as the United Kingdom’s next High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia and look forward to further strengthening our bilateral, Commonwealth and commercial ties.
Joanne Lomas (known as Jo)
2011 – present
Sarajevo, Deputy Head of Mission
FCO, Head, Global Response Centre
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
Bagdad UNSCOM, Press Officer/Special Assistant to the Director