Lindy Cameron appointed as new British High Commissioner to India

| Updated: 11 April, 2024 5:10 pm IST

New Delhi: The United Kingdom has announced the appointment of Lindy Cameron as its new high commissioner to India, succeeding Alex Ellis. Cameron, who currently serves as the Chief Executive of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), is set to assume her new role this month.

The readout released by the United Kingdom High Commission in New Delhi said Cameron will take up her appointment this month, “Lindy Cameron CB OBE has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of India in succession to Alex Ellis CMG who will be transferring to another diplomatic service appointment. ”

In her illustrious career, Cameron has held various leadership positions, including Director General of the UK’s Northern Ireland Office and Director General of Country Programmes at the Department for International Development (DFID).

Cameron’s appointment comes at a crucial juncture as the UK and India are engaged in negotiations for a free trade agreement, underscoring the importance of strong diplomatic ties between the two nations. She will be coming with a wealth of experience in diplomatic affairs, crisis leadership, and cyber security to her new role. Her expertise in cyber security and her track record of addressing complex challenges will be invaluable in advancing bilateral cooperation in this critical area.

During her tenure at the NCSC, Cameron played a pivotal role in responding to cyber security challenges, including managing the impacts of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and tackling the evolving threat of ransomware attacks. Her commitment to driving cyber security skills development and promoting diversity within the sector reflects her dedication to building a safer digital environment.

As she prepares to assume her new responsibilities, Cameron’s appointment heralds a new chapter in UK-India relations, characterized by collaboration, innovation, and shared prosperity. Her leadership and vision are expected to further strengthen the partnership between the two countries and foster mutual growth and development.

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