Announcement

Change of British High Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

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

Mr Arthur Snell has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

He succeeds Mr Eric Jenkinson CVO OBE who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

Mr Snell will take up his appointment during May 2011.

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Mr Snell has said “Trinidad and Tobago is a key partner in the region for the UK and has an important role within CARICOM. I am very much looking forward to taking up the position of High Commissioner and to continuing to build on the strong historical ties between Britain and Trinidad and Tobago.”

Curriculum vitae

Full name: Arthur Gordon Snell

Married to: Dr Charlotte Bigland

Children: 1 daughter

May 2010 - present Lashkar Gah, Deputy Head of Mission, Helmand Civil-Military Mission

2008 - 2010 FCO, Deputy Head, Counter Terrorism Department

2006 - 2008 FCO, Head of Section, Middle East Department

2005 - 2006 Baghdad, First Secretary (Political)

2003 - 2005 Sana’a, First Secretary (Political)

Jan 03 - Sept 03 Full Time Language Training (Arabic)

2001 - 2003 Abuja, Second Secretary (Political / Economic)

2000 - 2001 Harare, Second Secretary (Political)

1998 - 2000 FCO, Desk Officer, Iraq Group

1998 ?

Joined FCO