The Falkland Islands Government announced Thursday the appointment of Darren Christie to the post of Public Relations and Media Manager.
This newly created post will, on behalf of the Falkland Islands Government, manage public relations, media and events both in the Falkland Islands and across the world.
Mr Christie first arrived in the Islands in 2001, and joins the Falkland Islands Government after five years working for the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
On announcing the appointment, the Chief Executive Dr Tim Thorogood said:
“Darren has been appointed after a strong performance in the selection process which had a number of very capable candidates. Alongside his existing experience in media relations for the South Georgia Government Darren brings excellent insights and ideas to the public relations challenges facing the Islands. He will enable us to achieve a much more pro active approach in getting our message across to key international audiences”.
On news of his appointment, Mr Christie said:
“I look forward to working with the local community, Members of the Legislative Assembly and colleagues as we work together to help the world see our home and society as we know it to be; democratic, self-sufficient and resourceful.”
This is a new and exciting post, which comes at an important time for the Falkland Islands. It provides a real opportunity for us to show the world the realities of our home and community, and challenge some of the misconceptions that exist. We all have a role to play in telling the story of our amazing achievements and of our democratic, self-sufficient society. I look forward to playing my part in facilitating this.
Mr Christie will assume his new post before the end of the year.