A Conversation with His Excellency Howard Drake
For the second meeting, we are pleased to host His Excellency Howard Drake, British High-Commissioner in Canada for “A Conversation about the Future of Europe.” His Excellency will have a talk with Thierry Warin to present his vision of the future of Europe after the crisis.
Howard Drake was appointed British High Commissioner to Canada in June 2013. Prior to taking up his current position, he served as Her Majesty’s British High Commissioner to Jamaica as well as non-resident British High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. From 2005 to 2009 His Excellency served as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Chile. His career in HM Diplomatic Service has focussed on political and commercial work, including heading the UK`s inward investment operation in the US from 1997 to 2002 and earlier political assignments in Singapore and Chile. In London His Excellency has worked on European Union affairs and counter-proliferation, and served as Assistant Director for Human Resources. He is married to Gill. They have a daughter and a son.
The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.
February 4th, 2014, 5pm
By invitation only