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Ambassador of The Bahamas to China

Elma Campbell was born on 22 March 1955 in Nassau, Bahamas to the late Percy Campbell and Beryl Campbell. 

Upon completing St Anne’s High School, Fox Hill and St. Elphin’s, England she attended the University of Grenoble, France, where she obtained a degree in Modern Language and Linguistics in 1975.  She also holds a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Miami.

She taught languages at the secondary level for four years and worked as an interpreter for one year.

She articled as a law clerk at the Chambers of Higgs and Johnson, Nassau and headed her own law firm from 1985 to 2007.

She served as a stipendiary and circuit magistrate and as a part-time lecturer in banking law at the College of The Bahamas (COB).

She was a founding member of both the Holy Cross Anglican Church and Epiphany Anglican Church where she served as a member of the vestry.

She has been a member of The Bahamas Union of Teachers, The Bahamas Red Cross, St. John’s Parent Teachers Association and The Bahamas Swim Federation.  She organized “Legal Line,” a radio programme dedicated to discussion of the Law. 

Ms. Campbell served as Minister of State for Immigration in the Ministry of National Security from 2007 to 2008 when she was appointed as the first resident Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.  She concurrently serves as The Bahamas’ Ambassador to the Philippines and is the High Commissioner designate to Singapore.

She is the mother of two children.

Her hobbies include cooking, reading, sewing and swimming.  She speaks French fluently.