New British High Commissioner appointed

The British government has appointed Cathy Ward as the new British High Commissioner to Malta, in light of the impending retirement of the incumbent High Commissioner Stuart Gill.

Ward is a career diplomat, having joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1994. She is presently serving as the UK Ambassador to Ecuador, and will be taking up her post in Malta next month.

Gill, who turned 62 this month, had also joined the FCO in 1994, and had been serving as High Commissioner in Malta since 2016.