Baroness Patricia new Commonwealth SG

Baroness-Scotland-300x212Baroness Patricia Scotland was today named as the new Commonwealth Secretary General (SG) replacing Kamalesh Sharma.

Baroness Patricia Scotland was born in Dominica in 1955, then moved with her family to Britain. She obtained her LLB in 1976, was called to the Bar in 1977 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991.

She received a life peerage and was created Baroness Scotland of Asthal in 1997.

Baroness Scotland has held the position of Attorney General (2007 to 2010), Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime Reduction) (2007 to 2007), Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice and Offender Management) (2003 to 2007), and Parliamentary Secretary (Lord Chancellor’s Department) (2001 to 2003) in Government. (Colombo Gazette)

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