A press statement from the British Government said Dr Brian Jones has been appointed High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. He will also be the non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Nauru. Dr Jones will succeed Mr David Ward.
Mr Ward will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.
Dr Jones will take up his appointment in December 2019.
Below is a background of the new high commissioner, Dr Jones.
2016 to Present FCO, Deputy Head, Security Policy Department.
2015 to 2016 FCO, Consular Regional Director, Northern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.
2013 to 2015 Freetown, Head of International Security Advisory Team.
2011 to 2013 Juba, Deputy Head of Mission.
2010 to 2011 FCO, Head of Saudi Arabia Team and Yemen Joint Unit.
2009 to 2010 FCO, Head of Arabian Peninsula Group.
2007 to 2009 Cabinet Office, Senior Policy Advisor, Middle East, Overseas and Defence Secretariat.
2006 to 2007 Pristina, Second Secretary, Political Projects and Press.
2004 to 2005 FCO, Deputy Head, Crisis Management Team, Consular Directorate.
2003 to 2004 FCO, Bosnia Desk Officer, Western Balkans Group.