British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea

Jackie Barson MBE

Jackie Barson MBE



Her Excellency Ms Jackie Barson MBE has been Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea since September 2010.

Career with Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Nov 2009 - Feb 2010 UKTI (on loan) Prime Minister’s Global Investment Conference

Sept 2005 - Sept 2009 FCO: Deputy Director of Protocol and Assistant Marshal of the London Diplomatic Corps

May 2005 - Aug 2005 FCO: UK/India Education Initiative, South Asia Group

Jan 2005 - April 2005 Serious Organised Crime Agency (on secondment)

Oct 2004 - Dec 2004 Belmopan: Deputy Head of Mission

Feb 2004 - Sept 2004 FCO: Head of Public Diplomacy Challenge Fund and Head of London Press Service, Public Diplomacy Group

Nov 2002 - Feb 2004 FCO: Senior Assistant to Director General Corporate Affairs

April 2001 - Aug 2002 Secondment to Manchester Organising Committee for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Deputy Head of Protocol

July 1999 - Oct 2000 Sydney: Olympic and Paralympic Attaché to Team GB for the Olympic Games

1994 - 1999 Ottawa: Second Secretary (Economic)

1992 - 1993 Copenhagen, Brussels and Athens: Presidency Liaison Officer

1991 - 1993 FCO: Desk Officer, Security Coordination Department

1989 - 1991 FCO: Visits Officer, Conference and Visits Group

1986 - 1989 UKMIS Geneva: Assistant Administrative Officer

1981 - 1986 Overseas postings to: Prague, Belgrade, Abu Dhabi and Bandar Seri Begawan

1979 - 1981 FCO: Desk Officer, Parliamentary Unit

1979 - Joined FCO

British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea

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.

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