Mrs Victoria Glynis Dean has been appointed British High Commissioner to Barbados, and the Eastern Caribbean.
Mrs Dean will be non-resident High Commissioner to Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Lucia and St Christopher & Nevis, in succession to Mr Paul Brummell, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mrs Dean will take up her appointment during November 2013.
Mrs Dean joined the FCO in 2000 and was most recently Head of the Europe Directorate Internal. Her FCO career has covered a wide range of roles including working in Washington and in Paris, in the UK’s Permanent Representation to the European Union during the UK’s 2005 Presidency of the EU, and on a wide range of policy issues in London. Mrs Dean started her career in the health sector as a psychologist before joining the Diplomatic Service.
Shortly ahead of her arrival in the region, Victoria said, “I am very much looking forward to arriving in the Caribbean and taking up this role as British High Commissioner. The warm bilateral relations between the UK and the countries of the Eastern Caribbean offer up a fantastic platform from which to further strengthen and invigorate our ties. My family and I are delighted to be making this our new home, and feel very lucky indeed.”