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Laing Becomes UK’s New High Commissioner to Nigeria



Laing Becomes UK’s New High Commissioner to Nigeria

The United Kingdom has appointed Catriona Laing as the new British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Naija news Understands.

According to a statement published on the UK government website today , Mrs Laing succeeds Paul Arkwright who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Laing, who was the Ambassador to Zimbabwe since September 2014, will take up her new appointment in November.

below his the full details about the work experience of the new UK High Commissioner  to Nigeria

Full name: Catriona Wendy Campbell Laing

Married to: Clive David Nicholas Bates

Children: One daughter

2014 to present Harare, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2013 to 2014 FCO, various specialised projects including in Crisis Management Department, and as additional Deputy Head of Mission in Moscow
2012 to 2013 Helmand, Head of Mission and NATO and UK senior civilian representative
2009 to 2012 Ministry of Justice, Director, Human Rights and International
2006 to 2009 Khartoum, Head, Department for International Development (DFID)
2005 to 2006 DFID, Head, International Division Advisory Department
2001 to 2005 Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit
2000 DFID, Globalisation White paper team
1999 to 2000 DFID, Head, Eastern Europe, Western Hemisphere Policy Department
1996 to 1998 DFID, Team Leader, European Union and International Economics Policy Department
1995 to 1996 Cranfield University, MBA Course
1994 to 1995 DFID, Economic Adviser, Latin America, Caribbean and Atlantic Department
1993 to 1994 UN Mission in Somalia, Head, UN Development Office
1992 to 1993 Overseas Development Administration (ODA), Economic Adviser, Aid Policy Department
1990 to 1991 ODA, Assistant Economist, British Development Division East Africa
1989 to 1990 ODA, Assistant Economist, West Africa Department
1986 to 1989 Botswana, Planning Office in Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications

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