An opportunity to meet with our Heads of Mission from South Africa, Namibia and Mauritius in a compelling session that will incorporate a short presentation by each Head, followed by a structured Q&A session.

This will be an ideal opportunity to compare and contrast opportunities and approaches to business and will provide a platform to introduce your business to each.

SOUTH AFRICA - Emma Wade-Smith OBE

Emma Wade-Smith is the Regional Trade Director for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg.  Prior to taking up her current position earlier this year, Emma has had a career in the British Government – mostly working for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - spanning more than two decades, including overseas roles in Chile, Mexico, New York, Brussels and most recently Washington DC. 

NAMIBIA - Jo Lomas

Jo is currently High Commissioner at the High Commission in Windhoek since September 2015. She has been Deputy Head of the Embassy in Sarajevo from June 2011 to July 2015. She served as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. from January to August 2014.

MAURITIUS - Jonathan Drew MBE

Jonathan was appointed British High Commissioner to Mauritius in August 2014. Having held a number of oversea positions, Jonathan has most recently been Deputy Head of Africa Department in London, where he worked on a broad range of commercial, security and conflict issues.

This event is held in collaboration with The Business Council for Africa

Members: No charge 

Non-members: £ 150 + VAT            

NB - Members and non-members can apply for a Passport to attend all or our meet the Ambassador events - click here.

The session will end with an OPTIONAL buffet lunch.  The charge to attend this lunch is: £15 + VAT

Members of D Group and BCA should contact Robyn Smith to register