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Change of High Commissioner to Brunei

Mr David Campbell has been appointed British High Commissioner to Brunei.

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David Ian Campbell

David Campbell

He will succeed Mr Rob Fenn, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Campbell will take up his appointment during July 2013.

Mr Campbell joined the FCO in 1981 and has served overseas in Europe, the Caribbean and Asia Pacific, including Singapore and the Philippines.

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to Brunei, Mr Campbell has said:

I am delighted to be returning to South East Asia. I am honoured to have been appointed High Commissioner to Brunei. The UK has a longstanding relationship with Brunei. I look forward to strengthening further the very close links which exist between our two countries.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: David Ian Campbell
Dates Posts
2009 - 2013 Taipei, Director British Trade & Cultural Office
2008 Canberra, Deputy High Commissioner
2003 - 2007 Singapore, Deputy High Commissioner
2000 - 2003 Manila, Deputy Head of Mission
1995 - 1999 FCO, Deputy Head of Human Rights Department
1994 - 1995 FCO, Head of Section, South East Asian Department
1994 Belgrade, First Secretary
1990 - 1993 UK Mission to Geneva, First Secretary (Humanitarian)
1987 - 1989 FCO, Falkland Islands Department, Desk Officer
1985 - 1987 Georgetown, Third (later Second) Secretary
1984 - 1985 Budapest, Third Secretary
1981 - 1984 FCO, Desk Officer, East African Department; Migration Department

Further information

UK and Brunei on GOV.UK

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Published 23 May 2013