New British High Commissioner for the Solomon Islands

New British High Commissioner for the Solomon Islands

Posted by : Frank Short Posted on : 23-Sep-2021

New British High Commissioner for the Solomon Islands

The UK Government, through its Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has announced the appointment of a new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and the Republic of Nauru.

He is Mr Thomas Edward Coward who has been appointed British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Nauru, a statement issued by British High Commission Office in Honiara confirmed yesterday..

Tom will succeed Dr Brian Jones who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.

On his appointment Mr Coward said: “I am delighted to be appointed the next UK High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands and Nauru. It is an honour to take up this post at such an important time for the Pacific. I am excited to be returning to Honiara and am looking forward to visiting Nauru as soon as I can.”

Prior to his new appointment, Tom worked as a Team Leader for the Inclusive Growth and Livelihoods Team at the British Embassy Yangon in Myanmar and as a Country Economist for the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The newly appointment High Commissioner previously worked in Solomon Islands as a Senior Research Analyst for the Central Bank of Solomon Islands from 2008 to 2010 under the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme.

Source. Solomon Star NEWS.


I wish to thank H.E Dr Brian Jones for his personal support of the Solomon Islands Piano Association (PASI) and youth affairs during his time in office.

I wish him well on his new diplomatic posting.

Yours sincerely

Frank Short

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