Mr Tim Stew MBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in succession to Mr Arthur Snell, who has retired from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Stew will take up his appointment during July 2015.
Mr Stew joined the FCO in 1988 and is currently head of the FCO department leading reform and conflict policy in the Middle East & North Africa since the Arab Spring of 2011. During his career he has covered a wide range of different roles, including serving previously in the region as Deputy High Commissioner to Belize and other postings to Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt.
On his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Stew has said:
I am thrilled to be coming to Trinidad & Tobago as British High Commissioner. I am looking forward to doing all I can to deepen the strong and historic ties between our two countries, and to bring energy and experience to further our shared objectives on a broad range of issues.
Tim Stew was appointed MBE in 1996, for his contribution to British foreign policy during the conflict in Bosnia.
||Tim Stew MBE
||One daughter, one son
|2010 – present
||FCO, Head, Arab Partnership Department, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
|2010 – 2010
||FCO, Senior Strategist, Finance Directorate
|2007 – 2010
||Kuwait, Deputy Head of Mission
|2003 – 2006
||Cairo, Head Political and Economic Team
|2000 – 2003
||FCO, Head of Iraq Sanctions/Humanitarian Team, Middle East and North Africa Directorate
|1996 – 1999
||Belize, Deputy High Commissioner
|1995 – 1996
||Sarajevo, Third Secretary
|1991 – 1995
||Riyadh, Press Officer
|1989 – 1991
||London & Cairo, Language training (Arabic)
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