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Change of High Commissioner to Malaysia

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Mrs Victoria Treadell CMG MVO has been appointed British High Commissioner to Malaysia.

Mrs Victoria Treadell

Mrs Victoria Treadell CMG MVO has been appointed British High Commissioner to Malaysia in succession to Mr Simon Featherstone CMG. Mrs Treadell will take up her appointment during October 2014.

Mrs Treadell joined the FCO in 1979. She is currently British High Commissioner to New Zealand and has previously served in India, Pakistan and Malaysia. Her FCO career has further covered a wide range of other policy and service delivery roles including three years as UK Trade and Investment’s Director for the North West of England. She was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in 1989 and a Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2010. In 2009 she won the Public Sector Award in the UK’s prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Awards.

On her appointment as British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mrs Treadell has said:

I am delighted to be appointed as British High Commissioner to Malaysia. It will be a great privilege to work with Malaysia to strengthen our political and economic ties and to work together to achieve shared objectives.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Victoria Marguerite Treadell CMG MVO
Married to: Alan Treadell
2010 – present Wellington, British High Commissioner
2006 – 2010 Mumbai, Deputy High Commissioner
2002 – 2005 UKTI, Director, North West of England
1999 – 2002 BTI, Deputy Director, Corporate Resources Group
1998 – 1999 FCO / DTI, Head of Professionalism in Trade Unit
1996 – 1998 FCO, Desk Officer, Latin America Department
1993 – 1996 FCO / DTI, Deputy Head of Export Services Section
1992 – 1993 FCO, British Council Quinquennial Review Team
1990 – 1992 FCO, Assistant Desk Officer, Resource Policy Department
1989 – 1990 Kuala Lumpur, CHOGM and State Visits Officer
1986 – 1989 Kuala Lumpur, Assistant Management Officer
1985 FCO, Desk Officer, Western Europe Department
1983 – 1985 FCO, Diary Secretary, Permanent Under Secretary’s Office
1981 – 1983 Islamabad, Visa Support Officer
1979 – 1981 FCO, Economic Relations Department

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Published 25 June 2014