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New Interim Spokesperson and Director of Communications

3 June 2020

The Commonwealth Secretariat is pleased to announce Matt Patterson’s appointment as Interim Spokesperson and Director of Communications.

Matt Patterson has spent the past 15 years working in Government, international non-governmental organisations and international development communications.

He has worked for two Chancellors across two Governments at the British Treasury, was Head of Communications for a Department for International Development programme in Myanmar and most recently spent time consulting for individuals and development projects across Africa.

He brings a huge amount of media and communication experience to his new role, including a wide range of experience in both Westminster and internationally.

“I am excited to be joining the Commonwealth Secretariat.” Matt Patterson said.

“At a time of global uncertainty, the mission and mandate of the Commonwealth are more important than ever. Effective and professional communications are a bedrock of success for public institutions and enable an organisation to achieve its goals and serve its members. I look forward to working with the extremely capable communications team at the Secretariat to promote the invaluable work that Commonwealth does around the world.”