As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues filling key posts in its embassies and missions in strategic capitals throughout the world, the Ministry is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Eustace Theo Wallace as Counsellor at the St. Kitts and Nevis High Commission in London, England.
Mr. Wallace, an international affairs professional by training hails from Hamilton Estate, Nevis. He pursued primary and secondary studies at the Charlestown Primary and Secondary Schools. After completing his advance level studies at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, he went on to Brock University in Canada where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, specialising in International Politics and graduating with First Class Honours. He later gained a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto; a programme which was affiliated with the prestigious Munk School of Global Affairs.
The young diplomat has long been involved with the foreign service of the Federation, having served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the leadership of then Foreign Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris. He served on the international organisations and multilateral desks. He was also a part of the team that produced the diplomatic week; one of the Ministry`s flagship events at the time. Mr Wallace also had a short stint at the Permanent Mission of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations where he interned under the tutelage of Ambassador Christmas, during the World Summit of 2005.
Mr. Wallace’s diplomatic career has also been boosted by training programmes at the Turkish Foreign Service Training Center, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the Diplo Foundation in Malta and the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
Most recently, Mr. Wallace served at the joint Embassy of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Mission to the European Union, firstly under Ambassador Shirley Skerrit-Andrew and then Dr. Len Ishmael. There, he was a key player on impactful dossiers ranging from the granting of the Schengen Visa waiver agreements for 4 OECS Member States to the Joint Caribbean-EU Partnership Strategy, which now drives development cooperation between CARIFORUM countries and the EU. During his tour of duty, the St. Kitts and Nevis diplomat was also involved in the multilateral process, working closely with configurations such as the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the EU-CELAC strategic partnership. He also worked to consolidate bilateral relationships with individual EU Member States .
Mr. Wallace`s areas of expertise which also include strategic communications and protocol are backed by fluency in international policy matters that are of utmost importance to St. Kitts and Nevis. These include but are not limited to development cooperation, climate change and the environment and trade and investment.
This young global affairs professional has a demonstrated ability to understand the changing world that Small Island Developing States such as St. Kitts and Nevis must navigate in order to maximise the benefits of our international relations. Under the leadership of High Commissioner Isaac, the Federation can have confidence in their ability to continue delivering for St. Kitts and Nevis.
Mr. Wallace speaks fluent French and has a working knowledge of the Spanish language. He has a strong interest in technology, international travel, European affairs, design, culture and social media.