List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Fiji
Fiji gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1970. As fellow members of the Commonwealth of Nations, the United Kingdom and Fiji conduct their diplomatic relations at governmental level, rather than between Heads of State. Therefore the countries exchange High Commissioners, rather than ambassadors.
The British High Commissioner to Fiji (or, from 1988 to 1997, the British Ambassador to Fiji) has also acted at various times as High Commissioner to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu and the Republic of Vanuatu.
List of heads of mission
- 1970–1974: John Robert Williams
- 1974–1978: James Stanley Arthur
- 1978–1982: John Morrison, 2nd Viscount Dunrossil, also to Nauru & Tuvalu
- 1982–1988: Roger Barltrop, also to Nauru & Tuvalu
Ambassadors Extraodinary and Plenipotentiary
On 1 October 1988 Fiji left the Commonwealth and the British High Commission became the British Embassy.
- 1988–1989: Roger Barltrop, also High Commissioner to Nauru & Tuvalu
- 1989–1992: Peter Smart, ditto
- 1992–1995: Timothy David, also High Commissioner to Kiribati, Nauru & Tuvalu
- 1995–1997: Michael Peart, ditto
On 1 October 1997 Fiji rejoined the Commonwealth and the British Embassy again became the British High Commission.
- 1997: Michael Peart, also to Kiribati, Nauru & Tuvalu
- 1997–2000: Michael Dibben, ditto
- 2000–2002: Michael Anthony Price, ditto
- 2002–2006: Charles Mochan, ditto
- 2006–2009: Roger Sykes, also to Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu
- 2009–2011: Malcolm McLachlan, ditto
- 2011–2013: Martin Fidler (acting), ditto
- 2013: Steven Chandler (acting), also to Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga & Tuvalu
- 2013–present[update]: Roderick Drummond, also to Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu
- "Previous High Commissioners to Fiji". Retrieved 2013-04-09.
- "Steven Chandler". gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
- "Roderick Drummond". gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-01.