Malcolm McKechnie - Canadian Ambassador to Spain and Andorra
...Mr. McKechnie holds a B.A. with honours from York University (Toronto) and a pré-maîtrise from Laval University (Québec City).He completed graduate studies in International Relations at the University of Toulouse, and at the National School of Administration (ENA) in Paris (diplôme du cycle étranger). After joining the Canadian Foreign Service in 1971, he served in Ottawa as well as abroad at the Canadian Embassies in Mexico City, Paris and Washington, as well as at the Canadian Consulates General in New York and Los Angeles. In 1993, Mr. McKechnie became Director of the United States Transboundary Division in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).From 1995-1997, he was Director of Media Relations in DFAIT and served as Director of Communications (July-December 1997) for APEC 97, in Vancouver.
In 1998, he
was posted to Rome as Minister Counsellor for Political and Public Affairs and served as Chargé d'Affaires from September 2001 to August 2002.From September 2002 to August 2003, he served as Director General of the Communications Bureau in DFAIT.In 2003, he was appointed Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, Georgia.
From 2005-2007, Mr. McKechnie
Chief of Protocol. Malcolm McKechnie was appointed Canadian Ambassador to Spain and Andorra in the fall of 2007 .