About Us

Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary N. Simone Rudder

Ms. Nicolla Simone Rudder, is the chief foreign policy advisor to the Minister and administers the business of the Foreign Affairs Division.

Permanent Secretary Rudder has had a long career in the foreign service and the Barbados public service generally, serving in various overseas Missions including Barbados’ Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva as Minister-Counsellor and Chargé d’affaires and later as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Barbados to the United States of America in Washington D.C.

Upon her return to Barbados, Ms. Rudder was appointed Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in 2013 and later served as acting Permanent Secretary at the former Ministry of Transport and Works until her appointment to Permanent Secretary of that Ministry in 2017. She later returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade as its Permanent Secretary in May 2018.