Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE : Change of British High Commissioner to Tonga – Philip Malone [February 2024]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 15 February 2024.

Mr Philip Malone LVO has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga in succession to Ms Lucy Joyce OBE.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Philip Malone

Place of birth: Leeds, UK

Year Role
2018 to 2023 Ulaanbaatar, His Majesty’s Ambassador
2015 to 2018 FCO, Deputy Head, South East Asia and Pacific Department
2012 to 2015 Vientiane, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2008 to 2012 Helsinki, Deputy Head of Mission
2003 to 2008 Singapore, Head of Chancery
1999 to 2002 FCO, Head of France/Benelux Team and Deputy Head of Department (2002)
1995 to 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan, Second Secretary (Defence/Chancery)
1992 to 1994 Luxembourg, Third Secretary (Commercial/PPA)
1989 to 1992 FCO, Assistant Parliamentary Clerk
1986 to 1989 Guatemala City, Third Secretary
1983 to 1986 Buenos Aires, Attaché
1981 to 1983 FCO, Attaché, Eastern European and Soviet Department