New British High Commissioner arrives in Barbados
November 8, 2013
New British High Commissioner arrives in Barbados

Victoria Glynis Dean has been appointed British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.{{more}}

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.

Dean will take up her appointment during November 2013.

A release from the British High Commission in Barbados said 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. Dean started her career in the health sector as a psychologist, before joining the Diplomatic Service.

Shortly ahead of her arrival in the region, Dean 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.”

Dean is married to Marcus Scott Dean and they have two children, a daughter and a son.