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The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC standing next to a Commonwealth flag

The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC becomes the sixth Commonwealth Secretary-General

2016

In a breakthrough for gender equality in the Commonwealth, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC of Dominica was selected new Secretary-General - the first woman to hold the post. On 27 November 2015, in Malta, the Commonwealth Heads of Government appointed her the sixth Commonwealth Secretary-General. She assumed office on 1 April, 2016. Read more