British Consul General in New York and Director General of International Trade North America

Antony Phillipson

Biography

Antony Phillipson is Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York and Director General of International Trade North America.

As Consul General, Antony leads the Government’s work promoting UK economic, commercial, political and consular interests in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut. As Head of International Trade in North America, Antony leads trade and investment promotion and trade policy.

Most recently, Antony was Director of Trade and Partnerships in the Department for Exiting the European Union. He has held a number of other posts in Her Majesty’s Government since joining the Civil Service in 1993, including Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Counselor at the Embassy in Washington, the Prime Minister’s Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Head of the FCO Iran Coordination Group and High Commissioner to Singapore.

Antony has a degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He is married to Julie and they have three sons.

British Consul General in New York and Director General of International Trade North America

The Consul General is the senior UK official in a Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy or High Commission, usually located in another major city. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.

The Director-General International Trade North America sits on the Board of the Department for International Trade, the foreign commercial arm of the UK government, and leads its operations across the United States and Canada.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director for International Agreements and Trade

    • 2015 to 2017
  2. British High Commissioner to Singapore

    • 2011 to 2015

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  1. Formula One Art Exhibition and Reception - Speech by HE Antony Phillipson

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  2. Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop speech by HE Antony Phillipson

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  3. Joint Day of Climate Action - Human Dynamics of Climate Change Speech by HE Antony Phillipson

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  4. Singapore National Paralympic Council Fundraising Reception - Speech by HE Antony Phillipson

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  5. Glasgow School of Art Singapore Degree Show 2014 - Speech by HE Antony Phillipson

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  6. High Commissioner's speech at HM The Queen's Birthday Party 2014 in Singapore

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  7. Green Growth & Business Forum - Speech by HE Antony Phillipson

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  8. The internationalisation of the Renminbi

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  9. 70th Anniversary of Operation Jaywick

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  10. Speech at the official opening of Richburg Lotus Singapore

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