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Change of British High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Change of British High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE News Release issued by The Government News Network on 11 July 2007

Mr Robert Dewar CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in succession to Sir Richard Gozney KCMG who will be transferring to another overseas appointment. Mr Dewar will take up his appointment during December 2007.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Full Name: Robert Scott Dewar CMG

Married to: Jennifer Mary Ward

Children: One daughter, one son

2004 - 2007 Addis Ababa: Her Majesty's Ambassador to Ethiopia and Her Majesty's Non-Resident Ambassador to Djibouti and Permanent Representative to the African Union

2000 - 2003 Maputo: British High Commissioner

1999 Centre for Study of African Economies: Oxford

1996 - 1999 Antananarivo: Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar and Her Majesty's Non-Resident Ambassador to the Union of the Comoros

1992 - 1996 Harare: Deputy High Commissioner

1988 - 1992 Dakar: Head of Chancery and First Secretary Commercial

1984 - 1988 FCO: First Secretary

1981 - 1984 Luanda: Head of Chancery: First Secretary Commercial and Consul

1979 - 1981 FCO: Section Head for Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon

1977 - 1979 FCO

1974 - 1977 Colombo: Third, later Second Secretary

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