Change of British High Commissioner to Singapore
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Mr Scott Wightman CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Singapore.
Mr Scott Wightman CMG has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Singapore in succession to Mr Antony Phillipson, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Wightman will take up his appointment later this year.
Mr Wightman joined the FCO in 1983. He has worked in the British Embassies in Beijing, Paris and Rome, where he was Deputy Head of Mission from 2002 to 2006. He was Director for Global and Economic Issues in the FCO from 2006-2008, then Director for Asia Pacific from 2008 to 2010. His most recent appointment was as HM Ambassador to the Republic of Korea until January 2015.
On his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Singapore, Mr Wightman said:
I am honoured to have been appointed the next British High Commissioner to Singapore. In this 50th anniversary year of Singapore’s independence I look forward to building on President Tan’s successful State Visit to the UK last year and to helping develop further the close economic, political and cultural relationship between our two countries.
|Full name:||Andrew Norman Scott Wightman CMG|
|2011 – Jan 2015||Seoul, Her Majesty’s Ambassador|
|2008 – 2010||FCO, Director, Asia Pacific|
|2006 – 2008||FCO, Director, Global and Economic Issues|
|2002 – 2006||British Embassy, Rome, Deputy Head of Mission|
|1998 – 2001||FCO, Assistant Director, Personnel Policy|
|1995 – 1998||British Embassy, Paris, First Secretary, External|
|1994 – 1995||On secondment at French Foreign Ministry|
|1991 – 1993||FCO, Resource and Finance Department|
|1989 – 1991||Cabinet Office, Assessment Staff|
|1986 – 1989||British Embassy, Beijing, Second Secretary, Commercial|
|1984 – 1986||Chinese language training|
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