British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and British High Commissioner to Vanuatu

David Ward

Biography

David Ward served as British Ambassador to Eritrea from May 2014 to July 2016.

Mr Ward joined the FCO in 1992 and has worked mainly on Asian affairs since, including two postings in East Asia, in Tokyo and Beijing, and also one in Nepal. He has also acquired experience working in conflict zones, including as Deputy Head of Mission responsible for re-establishing the British Embassy in Libya in 2011 and 2012, and most recently as Deputy Head of the multinational Provincial Reconstruction Team in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

British High Commissioner to Vanuatu

The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Eritrea

    • 2014 to 2016