On 4th December 2018, Derrick Ally presented his credentials to President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at The Palace, in Valletta.
During the ceremony, the President of Malta and the High Commissioner discussed bilateral relations.
High Commissioner Ally has been the High Commissioner of the Republic of Seychelles to the Court of St James since January 2017 and non-resident Ambassador to Ireland since July 2018. He is also the Seychelles Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and sits on the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Foundation.
Born in Seychelles on 23 February 1966, he grew up and studied on the islands of Praslin and Mahé and in 1988 he proceeded to New Zealand to study biological sciences and pedagogy at the University of Auckland. Upon his return he taught mathematics at the secondary school on La Digue island.
He started his diplomatic career in 1995 when he joined the Seychelles Foreign Service as Head of Protocol and in 2004 he was appointed Director General for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Presidential Protocol in the President’s Office. He subsequently joined the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Office and worked for nine years as Executive Assistant to two Secretaries-General at Marlborough House in London.
After his return to Seychelles in 2014, he was appointed Ambassador and pending his posting, he worked for the Seychelles Pension Fund as General Manager for Corporate Services where he oversaw the Finance, Human Resources, IT, Marketing & Public Relations and Management Information & Research