Charles Hay (diplomat)

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Charles Hay

High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malaysia
Assumed office
April 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byVictoria Treadell
British Ambassador to South Korea
In office
February 2015 – March 2018
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Preceded byScott Wightman
Succeeded bySimon Smith
Personal details
Born
Charles Hay
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)Pascale Sutherland
OccupationDiplomat
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Branch/serviceBritish Army
Years of service1987-1993
RankBritish Army OF-2.svg Captain

Charles Hay, MVO is the current High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malaysia and has been in the posting since April 2019. He is the former British Ambassador to South Korea.[1]

Diplomatic career[edit]

Hay joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1993.[2]

From 2015 to 2018, he served as British Ambassador to South Korea.[1][2]

On 8 November 2018, Hay was announced as the next High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malaysia, in succession to Victoria Treadell. He took up the post in April 2019.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "British envoy leaves Korea with peace of mind, optimism for tomorrow". Joel Lee. The Korea Herald. 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Change of British High Commissioner to Malaysia in April 2019". GOV.UK. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 8 November 2018.
  3. ^ "New British High Commissioner to Malaysia appointed". Veena Babulal and Siti Nur Mas Erah Amran. New Straits Times. 9 November 2018.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Scott Wightman
British Ambassador to South Korea
2015–2018
Succeeded by
Simon Smith
Preceded by
Victoria Treadell
High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malaysia
2019–present
Incumbent