Falklands : DIRECTOR OVERSEAS TERRITORIES VISITS THE FALKLANDS
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 07.04.2013 (Article Archived on 05.05.2013)
Peter Hayes, Director, Overseas Territories is visiting the Falklands on a familiarisation visit.
DIRECTOR OVERSEAS TERRITORIES VISITS THE
Peter Hayes, Director, Overseas Territories is
visiting the Falklands on a familiarisation visit. During his short stay he will be visiting
Government Departments like the Schools and Hospital and attending an FIG briefing. He will also meet with MLAs and take a brief
tour in camp.
Dr Hayes took up office on 15 October 2012,
replacing Colin Roberts, who is taking up another Diplomatic Service posting as
Governor of the Falkland Islands.
Having extensive career in the Diplomatic
Service most recently as High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and High Commissioner
to the Maldives, Mr Hayes has already visited Ascension Island and St Helena.
Throughout his diplomatic career
Mr Hayes held a number of positions including Principal Private Secretary to
former UK Secretaries, Straw, Beckett and Miliband. He also served as Councillor in the British
Embassy in Washington DC covering energy, environment, science and climate
change and HM Council General in Washington DC.
Dr Hayes holds a PhD in Nuclear
Physics from King’s College, London.