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  • Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland (2016 - to present)

    The Commonwealth Secretary-General is responsible for:

    • promoting and protecting the Commonwealth’s values
    • representing the Commonwealth publicly
    • the management of the Commonwealth Secretariat

The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC

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

She was born in Dominica and was their candidate for the post at the last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. She is the second Secretary-General from the Caribbean and the first woman to hold the post. 

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We are proud that the next #Commonwealth Secretary-General is a woman, @PScotlandQC, who starts on 1 April #IWD2016 #inclusivecommonwealth

— The Commonwealth (@commonwealthsec) March 8, 2016