Victoria Treadell (H.E.)
British High Commissioner to Australia
Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO took up her appointment as British High Commissioner to
Australia on 13 March 2019. As High Commissioner, Mrs Treadell will continue to advance and
maintain the relationship between the UK and Australia. The High Commissioner is the UK
government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation.
Mrs Treadell has held senior roles in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office since she
began her Foreign Service career in 1979. Most recently, Mrs Treadell served as the British High
Commissioner to Malaysia (2014 to 2019) and New Zealand (2010 to 2014) and Deputy High
Commissioner to India (2006 to 2010).
Additionally, Treadell was Director of UK Trade and Investment for the North West of England from
2002 to 2005 where she was responsible for driving trade and investment as a key pillar of regional
and economic development.