Howard Drake

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His Excellency
Howard Drake
OBE
Howard Drake.jpg
High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Canada
In office
2013–2017
Prime Minister David Cameron
Theresa May
Preceded by Andrew Pocock
Succeeded by Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque CMG
High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Jamaica
In office
2010–2013
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
David Cameron
Preceded by Jeremy Cresswell
Succeeded by David Fitton
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Chile
In office
2005–2009
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded by Richard Wilkinson
Succeeded by Jon Benjamin
Personal details
Born (1956-08-13) 13 August 1956 (age 60)
Residence Earnscliffe, Ottawa

Howard Ronald Drake OBE (born 13 August 1956)[1][2] is the current British High Commissioner to Canada.[3] He was appointed in June 2013. In February 2017 it was announced that after his four-year posting he would be succeeded by Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque CMG.[4]

Education[edit]

Drake was educated at Churcher's College.

Caree r[edit]

On 14 March 2014, in the midst of the 2014 Crimean crisis, he wrote an op-ed in The Globe and Mail on why his Government thought the Crimean referendum should be cancelled.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Howard Ronald DRAKE". Debrett's. Retrieved 2013-12-14. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "DRAKE, Howard Ronald". Who's Who 2017 (online ed.). A & C Black. 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Howard Drake OBE". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  4. ^ Foreign & Commonwealth Office (2017-02-22). "Change of British High Commissioner to Canada". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  5. ^ Drake, Howard (2014-03-14). "This Crimea vote is no way to determine independence. It should not go ahead". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Richard Wilkinson
Ambassador to Chile
2005–2009
Succeeded by
Jon Benjamin
Preceded by
Jeremy Cresswell
High Commissioner to Jamaica
2010–2013
Succeeded by
David Fitton
Preceded by
Andrew Pocock
High Commissioner to Canada
2013–present
Incumbent