PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT: The High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malta presents his credentials to the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

On the 1st September 2016, Mr Stuart William Gill presented his credentials to the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at The Palace, in Valletta.

During the ceremony, the President of Malta and the High Commissioner discussed bilateral relations.

Stuart William Gill, began his career in the UK Government’s Department for Trade and Industry, before moving to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1994.

Between 1994 and 1998, he ran the Government’s Inward Investment operations in the British Consulate-General in Chicago, USA, covering the Midwest and Southern US states, encouraging US companies to set up operations in the UK.

In 1998, he moved to the UK’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, where he led negotiations on the completion of the EU’s Single Market.

Returning to London in 2002, Stuart was responsible for transatlantic trade issues before heading up a team dealing with the EU’s relations with the Americas and Asia. During the UK Presidency of the EU in 2005, he chaired the EU’s committee on EU-US relations.

High Commissioner Stuart William Gill, was appointed Deputy Head of Far Eastern Group in the Asia-Pacific Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in September 2006, covering the UK’s relations with China, DPRK, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Mongolia.

From 2008 to 2012, he was Consul-General in Melbourne, Australia, where he had consular and commercial responsibility for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

Stuart William Gill was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland from October 2012 to August 2016.

Stuart William Gill graduated from the University of Kent, Canterbury, in 1980, with a degree in Politics and Government and he is the author of one published book on the Second World War. His UK home is in Kent, England. High Commissioner Gill is married and has two daughters, Elizabeth and Claire.

Source: Government of Malta