James Bevan appointed British High Commissioner to India
New Delhi, May 9 ANI: James David Bevan has been appointed as the British High Commissioner to India and will succeed Sir Richard Stagg.
will take up his
appointment in November 2011.
"I am honoured and delighted to have been appointed Her Majesty's
High Commissioner to India.
The UK and India have a strong and deep relationship, many shared interests, and close ties between our peoples," said Bevan
"Our two countries are committed to building an enhanced and forward-looking partnership for the 21st Century.
I look forward to playing my part in that," he
Bevan studied Social Anthropology at Sussex University and joined the Foreign Office in 1982.
has served in a number of bilateral and multilateral missions overseas and has worked on a wide range of political, security, economic, development and other issues.
In his previous job as the FCO's Chief Operating Officer, he led the FCO's modernisation programme and supervised its global operations, migration and consular work.