Secretary-General Appoints Ingrid Hayden of Australia Deputy Special Representative of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced today the appointment of Ingrid Hayden of Australia as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

With more than 27 years of distinguished service with the United Nations, Ms. Hayden has served as the Acting Deputy Special Representative of UNAMA since January. She has extensive experience working for the United Nations in the areas of peace and security, and management, including in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan and Timor-Leste.

Ms. Hayden has held senior positions in the United Nations Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Political Affairs, as well as the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. She started her career in the Organization with the Department of Management. Before joining the United Nations, she worked for Price Waterhouse and Coopers Lybrand and News Corporation.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, Australia, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Source: United Nations