NELSON: The United Kingdom on the Global Stage
Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 5:30pm
Boathouse on Wakefield Quay

SPEAKER: Ms Laura Clarke, British High Commissioner 

Laura Clarke took up her role as High Commissioner to New Zealand, and Governor of the Pitcairn Islands, in January 2018, and High Commissioner to Samoa in March 2018.

Her previous role was as Head of the South Asia Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Government Coordinator for India.  Other roles include Political Counsellor in Pretoria, South Africa; Chief of Staff to the Minister for Europe; and work in FCO London on Sudan and Yemen, and EU Justice and Home Affairs.  Prior to joining FCO she worked in the Ministry of Justice, the European Commission, and the British Parliament.  

Laura studied modern languages at Cambridge University, and International Relations at the London School of Economics.  She is married to Toby Fisher, a human rights barrister, and has three children.