The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise that His Excellency Ellison E. Greenslade QPM, High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Kingdom and Ireland, was elected the new Chair of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat for 2018/2019 – 2019/2020. H.E. Greenslade succeeds His Excellency Mr. Euripides Evriviades, High Commissioner of Cyprus to the United Kingdom, and will serve in this position for two years.
The Executive Committee comprises the eight (8) largest contributors across all of the Secretariat’s funds (United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria and Malaysia), eight (8) representatives from the four regions of the Commonwealth (Cyprus, Kenya, Samoa, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Bangladesh, Malawi, Solomon Islands and The Bahamas), Chair of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat (Cyprus) and the Chair-in-Office (United Kingdom). Four regional members are replaced each year.
His Excellency, Ellison E. Greenslade, had a distinguished career as a police officer and rose to become the sixth Commissioner of Police in an independent Bahamas on the 4th January 2010. He was appointed Bahamas High Commissioner to The United Kingdom and Ireland on 15th November 2017.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Darren Henfield, congratulates High Commissioner Greenslade on this achievement and wishes him all the best in his role as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth.
Bahamas High Commission
14th August, 2018