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At their last Summit in Malta, Commonwealth heads of government directed the Secretary-General to form the Group.
“The issue of succession of the Head of the Commonwealth is not part of the Group’s mandate.
“Anote Tong chairs the High Level Group. He served as President of Kiribati from 2003 to 2016. Other members include:
- Lord Howell: Former British energy secretary
- Louise Frechette: Former United Nations deputy secretary-general
- Robert Hill: Former Australian defence minister
- Dame Billie Miller: Former deputy prime minister of Barbados
- Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Former Nigerian minister of finance
- Dr George Vella: Former foreign minister of Malta