Consul General Rachel Galloway, UK, Atlanta
A luncheon and discussion in the Gold Room, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St, Montgomery AL
Moderator: Maj. Gen. Walter Givhan, (Ret.), ALWAC President.
As Consul General, Galloway is the senior UK official in the Atlanta Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.
Galloway came to Atlanta following a three year tour as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia. An outspoken leader, she called for reforms of the judiciary (https://en.netpress.com.mk/) and public administration to help the country on its eventual application for membership of the EU (https://meta.mk/en/). She supported projects to develop youthful talents in information technology and to reduce pollution, lending a hand herself in cleaning the streets.
Her prior tour was as Chair, Mashrek Maghreb Working Group, European External Action Service. Previously, she headed the Neighbourhoods Team, UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKREP), Brussels. In 2008 - 2011 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), she was Deputy Head of the International Organisations Department
In the 2000s, Galloway served a tour in the Washington DC Embassy; followed by development and reconstruction posts in conflicted places: Darfur and Helmand (Afghanistan). She also served in HM Treasury's Counter Terrorism review team.