New Diplomatic Appointments for Queen’s Alum

Published on: 2010/11/08 - in Releases

A number of Queen’s alumni received new diplomatic appointments in August and September.

James Lambert, Artsci’79, became the new Ambassador to the Netherlands, with concurrent accreditation as Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Paula Caldwell-St.Onge, Artsci’87, became Consul General in Dallas, TX. Previously, she was minister-counsellor and senior trade commissioner at the Canadian embassy to Mexico.

Allan Culham, Artsci’73, is the Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organization of American States, based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served as Vice-President, Pan-Geographic, at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA),

Ross Hynes, MPA’80, is the new Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan. Previously, Ross was the High Commissioner to Kenya, a post in which he has been succeeded by fellow grad David Collins, Artsci’75. Collins is now the Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda; Ambassador to Burundi, Eritrea and Somalia; and Permanent Representative to the UN Organizations based in Nairobi.

Stewart Beck, Artsci/PHE’75, MBA’79, became High Commissioner to India, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to Bhutan. Before this appointment, he was Consul General in San Francisco.