British High Commissioner to Malta

Stuart Gill OBE

Biography

Stuart Gill OBE was appointed High Commissioner to Malta in April 2016 and took up his position in September 2016.

Stuart began his career in the UK Government’s Department for Trade and Industry, before moving to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1994.

Between 1994 and 1998 he ran the Government’s Inward Investment operations in the British Consulate-General in Chicago, USA, covering the Midwest and Southern US states, encouraging US companies to set up operations in the UK.

In 1998, he moved to the UK’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, where he led negotiations on the completion of the EU’s Single Market.

Returning to London in 2002, Stuart was responsible for transatlantic trade issues before heading up a team dealing with the EU’s relations with the Americas and Asia. During the UK Presidency of the EU in 2005, he chaired the EU’s committee on EU-US relations.

Stuart was appointed Deputy Head of Far Eastern Group in the Asia-Pacific Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in September 2006, covering the UK’s relations with China, DPRK, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Mongolia.

From 2008 to 2012, Stuart was Consul-General in, Melbourne, Australia, where he had consular and commercial responsibility for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Prior to his appointment as High Commissioner to Malta, Stuart served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iceland.

Stuart graduated from the University of Kent, Canterbury, in 1980, with a degree in Politics and Government and he is the author of one published book on the Second World War. His UK home is in Kent, England. He and his wife, Maggie, have two daughters, Elizabeth and Claire.

British High Commissioner to Malta

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 Iceland

    • 2012 to 2016

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