On 7 December the Political and Security Committee (PSC) has adopted a decision to extend the mandate of Christopher Reynolds as EUCAP Somalia’s Head of Mission until 31 December 2022. Mr. Reynolds has been serving as Head of Mission since 10 September 2019.
Prior his appointment as Head of Mission, Mr. Reynolds was appointed as Deputy Head of Mission/Chief of Staff in January 2019, and in 2016-2017 he served as Head of Operations.
Mr. Reynolds’ maritime career started in the Irish Navy in 1979 as an Executive (Deck) Officer. Having served in all seagoing positions on board various Irish Naval vessels he joined the Irish Coast Guard in 1997, and was appointed as Director of the Coast Guard in August 2007. Mr. Reynolds was invited to take the Chair of the Heads of the Coast Guards of the EU for 2012-2013 and of the North Atlantic Coast Guard Forum in 2017. Mr. Reynolds retired from Irish Coast Guard in August 2021.
Read the full PSC’s decision here: