H.E. Vicki Treadell
British High Commissioner to Malaysia
Victoria Treadell, or more intimately known as Vicki, was appointed the British High Commissioner to Malaysia in October 2014, succeeding the late Simon Featherstone CMG.
Born in Malaysia, Vicki received her early education at Tarcisian Convent in Ipoh, before moving to the UK where she studied at Bexhill College. She then took up an International Affairs course at The London School of Economics.
Vicki Treadell joined the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1979. She was formerly the British High Commissioner to New Zealand and, before that, served in India, Pakistan and Malaysia. During her postings to New Zealand and Mumbai, she not only built bilateral relations and business connections, she was on the ground, hands-on, looking after British people who were caught up in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks as well as the Christchurch earthquake in 2011. At the same time, Vicki worked with the Indian and New Zealand authorities dealing with the respective crises.
Her diplomatic career has further covered a wide range of other policy and service delivery roles including three years as UK Trade and Investment’s Director for the North West of England.
Vicki Treadell was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in 1989 and a Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2010. In 2009, she won the Public Sector Award in the UK’s prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Awards.