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Change of British High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia

Joanne Lomas has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Ms Joanne Lomas

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.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full name: Joanne Lomas (known as Jo)
2011 – present 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 Bagdad 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 13 February 2015