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SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS ANTHONY BANBURY of United States
AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR FIELD SUPPORT
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has decided to appoint Anthony Banbury of the United Sates as Assistant Secretary-General for Field Support.
Mr. Banbury assumes the position held by Jane Holl Lute, also a national of the United States, and will function as the Deputy to Susana Malcorra, Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Field Support. In this capacity, he will be responsible for developing cross-cutting field support policies and strategies, as well as overseeing day-to-day operations across the full range of mission support areas.
With more than 20 years of experience in political, peacekeeping, and management roles across several different regions and organizations, Mr. Banbury served for six years as the Asia Regional Director for the World Food Programme, where he led and managed operations in 14 countries valued at $3 billion annually.
He has also spent several years working for the United States Government, at the National Security Council in the White House and within the Department of Defense, where he covered a range of issues, including United Nations peacekeeping.
From 1988-1995, Mr. Banbury held positions in the United Nations Border Relief Operation in Thailand, the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia and the United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. In 1996-1997, Mr. Banbury worked in the Secretariat, in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General and in the Department of Humanitarian Affairs.
Mr. Banbury was educated at Tufts University, where he studied political science. He holds a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a Diploma of Higher Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva.
Born in the United States in 1964, he is married and has four children.
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