Victoria Treadell

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Her Excellency
Victoria Treadell

Governor of the Pitcairn Islands
High Commissioner from the United Kingdom to New Zealand and Samoa
In office
29 May 2010 – 25 August 2014
Preceded by Mike Cherrett (Acting)
Succeeded by Jonathan Sinclair
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 56–57)
Ipoh, Perak, Malaya
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Alan Treadell
Occupation diplomat

Victoria "Vicki" Marguerite Treadell CMG MVO (born 4 November 1959)[1] is the current British High Commissioner to Malaysia and has been in the posting since October 2014.[2] She is the former British High Commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa, and Governor of the Pitcairn Islands.[3]

She was born in Ipoh, Perak, Malaya (now Malaysia) to a Cantonese mother and a father of French-Dutch ancestry. Before her posting to New Zealand, she had held postings in Pakistan, India and Malaysia.[4]

She is the first woman who served as British High Commissioner to New Zealand.[5]

She was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in 1989 and was made a Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) in 2010.

In addition, due to her interest in culture and arts, she has been one of the patrons of the Singapore-based British Theatre Playhouse since 2014, with regard to the plays that are produced in Malaysia.[6]

Viceregal styles of
Victoria Treadell
Coat of arms of the Pitcairn Islands.svg
Reference style Her Excellency
Spoken style Your Excellency
Alternative style Ma'am


  1. ^ TREADELL, Victoria Marguerite, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013
  2. ^ Change of High Commissioner to Malaysia, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 25 June 2014
  3. ^ "Our High Commissioner". British High Commission, Wellington. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Foreign Office Press Release 10 September 2009
  5. ^ "First Female British High Commissioner To NZ Named". (New Zealand Press Association). 11 September 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "British Theatre Playhouse - Patrons - Professional theatre production company incorporated in Singapore in 2004 but is internationally focused with a strong British connection - SISTIC". Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Mike Cherrett
High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to New Zealand
Succeeded by
Jonathan Sinclair
Governor of the Pitcairn Islands
Preceded by
Simon Featherstone
High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malaysia