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Change of High Commissioner to Mauritius

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Mr Jonathan Drew MBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to Mauritius.

Jonathan Drew
Jonathan Drew

He will succeed Mr Nicholas Leake, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Drew will take up his appointment during August 2014.

Mr Drew joined the FCO in 1993 and has served in a number of overseas positions, including as Deputy British Representative to East Timor, Deputy High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea and Head of the Political Military Team at the British Embassy in Kabul. In London he has been Head of the West Africa Section and most recently Deputy Head of Africa Department, dealing with, at various times, East, West, Central and Southern Africa.

On his appointment as British High Commissioner to Mauritius, Mr Drew has said:

I am both delighted and honoured to have been appointed as High Commissioner to Mauritius. I look forward to building on the close British Mauritian relationship and focusing on increasing our already strong trade and investment ties.

Curriculum vitae

Personal details  
Full name: Jonathan Drew MBE
Spouse: Grant Suckling
Period Post
2011 - present FCO, Deputy Head, Africa Department
2009 – 2010 Kabul, Head of Political-Military Team
2007 – 2009 FCO, Head of West Africa Section
2004 – 2006 FCO, Deputy Head of Counter-Terrorism Assistance Section
2004 Toronto, Consul (Commercial)
2001 – 2004 Port Moresby, Deputy High Commissioner
2000 – 2001 Dili, Deputy British Representative
1998 – 2000 FCO, Desk Officer (Australia)
1997 – 1998 Secondment to British Antarctic Survey
1993 – 1997 FCO, Producer, TV Unit
1993 Joined FCO

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Published 30 July 2013