Patrons

Diamond Jubilee Patron 2012
Her Majesty The Queen
Head of the Commonwealth

Her Majesty The Queen

MUSIC PATRON
Maestro Zubin Mehta

PATRONS
Sir Shridath Ramphal, GCMG, ONZ, QC - Commonwealth Secretary-General (1975 - 1990)
Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCVO, CON - Commonwealth Secretary-General (1990 - 2000)
The Rt. Hon. Sir Don McKinnon, GCVO, ONZ - Commonwealth Secretary-General (2000 - 2008)
His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, GCVO - Commonwealth Secretary-General (2008 - 2016)
Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC (2016 - )
Dr Joseph Muscat, KUOM, Prime Minister of Malta - Commonwealth Chair-in-Office (2015 - 2018)

EMERITUS PRESIDENT
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Luce, KG, GCVO

EMERITUS VICE-PRESIDENT
Dame Kiri Kanawa ONZ, CH, DBE AC

PRESIDENT
The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman

COMMONWEALTH HONORARY VICE-PRESIDENTS
Mrs Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba - Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General (2008 – 2014)
Mr Gary Dunn - Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General (2014 – 2016)

HONORARY VICE–PRESIDENTS COMMONWEALTH HIGH COMMISSIONERS, CONSULS AND ENVOYS

Antigua & Barbuda
HE Ms Karen-Mae Hill - High Commissioner for Antigua & Barbuda in the United Kingdom
HE Ms Janet Douglas CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Antigua & Barbuda

Australia
HE The Hon. Alexander Downer AC - (past) High Commissioner for Australia in the United Kingdom
HE Mrs Menna Rawlings, CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Australia

Bahamas
HE Mr Eldred Bethel - (past) High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in the United Kingdom
HE Mr David Fitton CMG - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in the Bahamas

Bangladesh
HE Ms Alison Blake - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Bangladesh

Barbados
HE Mr Hugh Anthony Arthur, OBE - (past) High Commissioner for Barbados in the United Kingdom
HE Ms Janet Douglas CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean

Belize
HE Ms Perla Perdomo - High Commissioner for Belize in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Peter Hughes OBE - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Belize

Botswana
HE Mr Nick Pyle, OBE, MBE - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Botswana

Brunei Darussalam
HE Mr Aziyan Abdullah - (past) High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Richard Lindsay - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Brunei Darussalam

Cameroon
HE Mr Brian Olley - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Cameroon

Canada
HE Mrs Janice Charette - High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom
HE Mrs Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Canada

Cyprus
HE Mr Euripides Evriviades - High Commissioner for Cyprus in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Matthew Kidd CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Cyprus

Dominica
HE Ms Janet Charles - Acting High Commissioner for Dominica in the United Kingdom
HE Ms Janet Douglas CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Dominica

Fiji
HE Mr Jitoko Tikolevu - High Commissioner for the Republic of Fiji Islands

Gambia
HE Ms Sharon Wardle - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in The Gambia

Ghana
HE Victor Emmanuel Smith - (past) High Commission for the Republic of Ghana in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Peter Jones - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Ghana

Grenada
HE Mr Karl Hood - (past) High Commissioner for Grenada in the United Kingdom
HE Ms Janet Douglas CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Grenada

Guyana
HE Mr Frederich Case - High Commissioner for Guyana in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Greg Quinn - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Guyana

India
HE Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in India

Jamaica
HE Ms Aloun Ndombet-Assamba - (past) High Commissioner for Jamaica in the United Kingdom
HE Mr David Fitton CMG - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Jamaica

Kenya
HE Mr Lazarus Amayo - (past) High Commissioner for Kenya to the United Kingdom
HE Mr Nic Hailey - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Kenya

Kiribati
Mr Michael Walsh - Honorary Consul for the Republic of Kiribati in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Martin Fidler - (past) Acting High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Kiribati

Lesotho
HE Dr John N. Oliphant - High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Lesotho in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Nigel Casey CMG MVO - High Commissioner for UK in Lesotho

Malawi
HE Mr Kena Mphonda - High Commissioner for Malawi in the United Kingdom and in Malta

Malaysia
HE Mrs Vicki Treadell, CMG MVO - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Malaysia

Malta
HE Mr Norman Hamilton - High Commissioner for Malta in the United Kingdom
HE the Hon John Aquilina U.O.M - High Commissioner for Malta in India
HE Mr Rob Luke - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Malta

Mauritius
HE Mr Abhimanu Kundasamy - (past) High Commissioner for Mauritius in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Jonathan Drew, MBE - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Mauritius

Mozambique
HE Mr Carlos Dos Santos - (past) High Commissioner for Mozambique in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Shaun Cleary - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Mozambique

Namibia
HE Mr Steve Katjiuanjo - High Commissioner for the Republic of Namibia in the United Kingdom
HE Ms Jo Lomas - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Namibia

Nauru
Mr Martin Weston - Honorary Consul for the Republic of Nauru in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Dominic Meiklejohn, OBE - (past) High Commissioner for the UK in Nauru

New Zealand
HE Dr the Rt Hon Sir Lockwood Smith KNZM - (past) High Commissioner for New Zealand in United Kingdom
HE Ms Laura Clark - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in New Zealand and Governor of the Pitcairn Islands

Nigeria
HE Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, OFR - (past) High Commissioner for Nigeria in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Paul Arkwright - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Nigeria

Pakistan
HE Syed Ibne Abbas - High Commissioner for Pakistan in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Thomas Drew CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Pakistan

Papua New Guinea
HE Ms Winnie Anna Kiap - High Commissioner for Papua New Guinea in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Simon Tonge - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Papua New Guinea

Rwanda
HE Mr Williams Nkurunziza - (past) High Commissioner for Rwanda in the United Kingdom
HE Mr William Gelling, OBE - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Rwanda

St Christopher & Nevis
HE Mr Kevin M. Isaac - High Commissioner of St Christopher & Nevis in the United Kingdom
HE Ms Janet Douglas CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in St Christopher & Nevis

St Lucia
HE Dr Ernest Hilaire - (past) High Commissioner for Saint Lucia in the United Kingdom
HE Ms Janet Douglas CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in St Lucia

St Vincent & The Grenadines
HE Cenio Lewis - High Commissioner for St Vincent & The Grenadines in the United Kingdom
HE Ms Janet Douglas CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in St Vincent & The Grenadines

Samoa
HE Ms Laura Clarke - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Samoa

Seychelles
HE Mrs Marie-Pierre Lloyd - (past) High Commissioner for the Republic of Seychelles in the United Kingdom
HE Ms Caron Rohsler - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in the Seychelles

Sierra Leone
HE Mr Guy Warrington - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Sierra Leone

Singapore
HE Ms Foo Chi Hsia - High Commissioner for the Republic of Singapore in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Scott Wightman, CMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Singapore

Solomon Islands
HE Mr Dominic Meiklejohn, OBE - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Solomon Islands

South Africa
HE Mr Obed Mlaba - (past) High Commissioner for the Republic of South Africa in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Nigel Casey CMG MVO - High Commissioner for UK in South Africa

Sri Lanka
HE Dr Chanaka Talpahewa - (past) Acting High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom
HE Mr James Dauris - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Sri Lanka

Swaziland
HE Mrs Dumsile T. Sukati - (past) High Commissioner for the Kingdom of Swaziland in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Nigel Casey CMG MVO - High Commissioner for UK in Swaziland

Tanzania
HE Ms Dianna Melrose - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Tanzania

Tonga
HE Mr S Sonata Tupuo - Acting High Commissioner for Tonga in the United Kingdom

Trinidad & Tobago
HE Mr Orville London - High Commissioner for Trinidad & Tobago in the United Kingdom
HE Mr Tim Stew MBE - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Trinidad & Tobago

Tuvalu
HE Mr Martin Fidler - (past) Acting High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Tuvalu

United Kingdom
Mr Richard Oppenheim - (past) United Kingdom Commonwealth Envoy
Mr Dominique Searle MBE - HM Government of Gibraltar Representative to the United Kingdom
Mr Benito Wheatley - HM Government of British Virgin Islands Representative to the United Kingdom

Uganda
HE Ms Alison Blackburne - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Uganda

Vanuatu
HE Mr Dominic Meiklejohn, OBE - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Vanuatu

Zambia
HE Mr Muyeba S. Chikonde - High Commissioner for Zambia in the United Kingdom
HE Mr James Thornton - (past) High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in Zambia

HONORARY COMMONWEALTH VICE-PRESIDENTS
The Marquess of Salisbury, KCVO, PC, DL - Chairman, Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation
The Rt. Hon. the Baroness Amos, CH- Director, SOAS, University of London
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH - Chancellor, University of Oxford
The Lord Bilimoria CBE, DL - President, UK Council for International Student Affairs
The Rt Hon the Baroness D'Souza, CMG - Former Lord Speaker, House of Lords
Dr Danny Sriskandarajah - Secretary-General, CIVICUS
Professor John Wood, OBE, FREng - (past) Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities
The Rt. Hon. Lord Howell of Guildford - Chairman, Council of Commonwealth Societies
Dr Rosemary Preston - (past) Executive Chair, Council for Education in the Commonwealth
The Lord Marland - Chairman, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council
Richard Burge - CEO, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council
Vijay Krishnarayan - Director, Commonwealth Foundation
Sir John Daniel - (past) President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning
Akbar Khan - Secretary-General, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Andrew Tuggey, CBE DL - (past) Chief Executive & Secretary, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, UK
Professor Tim Unwin - Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Dame Mary Richardson - (past) Chairman, English Speaking Union
Sir Ronald Sanders, KCMG - Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Michael Lake, CBE - (past) Director, Royal Commonwealth Society
Major General Roddy Porter, MBE - (past) Director-General, Royal Over-Seas League
Kevin McGrath - Trustee, Victoria League

HONORARY MUSIC VICE – PRESIDENTS
Amanda Forsyth - Canada
Anup Kumar Biswas - India
Leon Bosch - South Africa
Rohan de Saram - Sri Lanka
Wayne Marshall - United Kingdom

Updated July 2018