The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC is the sixth Commonwealth Secretary-General. See profile
She was born in Dominica and was their candidate for the post at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. She is the second Secretary-General from the Caribbean and the first woman to hold the post.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is about to set out on her first official visits to three Commonwealth member countries in South and South East Asia, during an 11-day trip.
The University of Roehampton has conferred the honorary degree of doctor of law on the Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. The citation referred to her dedication to public service and the Commonwealth, and determination to create a fairer, more sustainable, secure and prosperous future for all.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland will participate in a high level United Nations forum to find sustainable ways for millions of people to make a living from the world's oceans.