Mr Justin Hawley presented his credentials to His Excellency Abdulrahman Ghanem al Mutaiwee, Director of the Office of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation in Dubai on October 5, 2016.
With over 10 years experience in the civil service, Mr Hawley joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001 as a Foreign Service Officer. He has held several positions within the Federal Government including Trade Policy Officer and Deputy Registrar of Intellectual Property.
In 2005 he was appointed Trade Policy Analyst at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Technical Mission to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva where he was involved in negotiations related to the Doha Development Agenda.
Mr. Hawley was a Research Fellow at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Office of Trade Negotiations, where he represented St Kitts and Nevis at numerous trade negotiations. He recently concluded a 2 year posting as Counsellor at the Embassy of St Kitts and Nevis to the United States of America and Alternate Representative at the Permanent Mission to the Organisation of American States. One year into his tenure he was appointed Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy.
Mr. Hawley holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and a Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom.