Winston Thompson took up his appointment on April 2nd, 2009 and presented his credentials to President Barak Obama on May 20th, 2009.
Mr. Thompson has previously served as Chief Executive, Telecom Fiji Limited (1995 – 2005), Secretary for the Public Service (1992-1994), Permanent Secretary for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Energy(1991-1992), Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations(1985-1991), Secretary for the Public Service Commission (1983-1985), Permanent Secretary for Finance(1978-1983), Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests(1973-1978) and Director of Agriculture(1970-1973). He joined the Department of Agriculture in 1962 as an Agricultural Officer.
Other appointments held have included Chairman, Fiji Museum Board of Trustees, Chairman, Fiji Hardwood Corporation and a number of board directorships.
He has been awarded the Order of Fiji, Fiji Civil Service Medal and Fiji Independence Medal(1970 and 1995).
Mr. Thompson was educated in Fiji, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago and Australia.
He is accompanied by his wife Queenie and they have four grown children.
Teresita R. Sauler-Cooke
Mrs. Teresita Sauler-Cooke commenced her employment as Executive Assistant at the Embassy on May 23rd 2005. Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Sauler -Cooke worked for the Australian Embassy in Manila, Philippines for 13 years as Senior Assessing Officer of the Immigration Section.
Mrs. Sauler-Cooke holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Economics, from the Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines.
Mrs. Sauler-Cooke is married to Mr. Donald Cooke.
Mr. Lathanzuala Phillips joined the Embassy in 1995 as a Chauffeur. Prior to his appointment, Mr Phillips was employed by the Burundi Embassy.
Mr. Phillips is married and has four children.