Gordon Campbell became Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in September 2011.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Campbell served three terms as Premier of the province of British Columbia, during which time he was ranked best fiscal manager among Canadian premiers by the Fraser Institute.
Mr Campbell began his political career in local politics in Vancouver, where he went on to serve as Mayor for three successive terms and spearheaded key urban regeneration projects and ground-breaking initiatives in literacy and cultural diversity.
A Vancouver native, Mr Campbell studied English and Urban Studies at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and completed his MBA at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
He spent two years teaching in Nigeria with the Canadian University Service Overseas where he also coached championship state basketball and track and field teams in addition to launching a major library restoration initiative. After his return to British Columbia, Mr Campbell founded a successful property development firm prior to entering politics.
As Premier Mr Campbell was recognized for his leadership on climate change issues and his reconciliation initiatives with Canada's First Nations. He was recognized as a champion of Canada's highly successful 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia. Mr Campbell worked to ensure that the 2010 Olympics were not just about the city of Vancouver, but were a Games that all Canadians could celebrate and call their own.
Mr Campbell brings a reputation for innovation in public policy and an ability to build and strengthen partnerships to his duties as Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.