The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines welcomes David Hartman as its new Ambassador-designate, replacing Peter MacArthur.
On November 9, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly announced Hartman’s diplomatic appointment to the Philippines.
Hartman holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Queen’s University and masters degree also in history from the University of Ottawa. He worked as a special assistant to a Member of Parliament before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1998.
Hartman has served as executive director of the Greater China Division, acting director general of the Invest in Canada Bureau and director of the Trade Commissioner Service’s business sectors division responsible for the aerospace and defence, automotive, and information and communication technologies industries. He served most recently as director general of the South Asia Bureau, in which he was responsible for the oversight of Canada’s relations with seven countries.
In his social media account, Hartman said, “Honoured to be named Canada’s Ambassador-designate to the Republic of the Philippines. I am looking forward to working with our great team at our Embassy in Manila.”