Ambassador Newman is the 12th Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Botswana to the United States of America.
Prior to his appointment as Ambassador-Designate, Ambassador Newman served as Judge of the High Court of Botswana, and sat from time to time as Judge of the Botswana Court of Appeal. From 2009 to 2012, he also represented the Administration of Justice in the Design and Build of the High Court and Court of Appeal Headquarters, and chaired the committee charged with the relocation of both Courts to Gaborone. Ambassador Newman’s first appointment in Botswana was in 1982, as senior lecturer in the law department at the University of Botswana. Previously, he had lectured in law at the University of Malawi.