KARACHI: Brian Heath assumed charge as the US Consul General in Karachi on Wednesday. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Heath most recently served as the Minister-Counsellor for Management Affairs at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York. Heath served at the Karachi Consulate 2003-04.
Since joining the Foreign Service in 1998, Heath’s overseas assignments have included Director of the US Regional Embassy Office in Al Hillah, Iraq; Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan; Management Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan; General Services and Human Resources officers at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany; and Consular Officer at the US Consulate General in Mumbai (Bombay), India.
Heath also studied at the National War College; worked as a Senior Advisor in the Under Secretary of State for Management’s Office of Management Policy; and served as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Administration. Heath is the recipient of multiple Department of State Superior and Meritorious honour awards.
Heath graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor’s degree in political economics, earned a law degree from Rutgers University, and received his Master’s degree in national security studies from the National War College. He is a member of the New Jersey and New York State bars.