Consul General to Hong Kong & Macao

Caroline Wilson

Biography

Caroline has served as British Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao since October 2012.

She qualified as a Barrister before joining the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1995. A speaker of Russian, as well as Chinese (Mandarin and a slowly increasing amount of Cantonese), she worked on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia before full time Mandarin study and her first posting to Beijing in 1997.

Her portfolio included Hong Kong post the 1997 handover, and human rights. In 2001 Caroline served in Brussels as First Secretary in the UK’s Permanent Representation to the European Union, drawing on her Master’s degree in European Community law to advise on UK negotiating tactics in European summits. From 2004-2006 Caroline was Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary, where she worked on a wide range of foreign policy issues. She then moved on secondment to the Cabinet Office where as a Deputy Director she coordinated Whitehall policy on EU issues.

Caroline’s job prior to Hong Kong was Moscow, where as Minister Counsellor and Director of UK Trade and Investment Russia she led on commercial, economic, energy, science and climate issues.

Caroline is a member of the FCO global Management Board, where she represents the views of FCO posts overseas.

Education

Educated: University of Cambridge, Downing College (MA in Law)

Middle Temple (Barrister-at-Law)

Universite Libre de Bruxelles (MA in European Community Law)

Career at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

2008 - 2012

Moscow, Minister Counsellor (Economic)

2006 - 2007

Cabinet Office, Deputy Director in the European Secretariat

2004 - 2006

FCO, Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary

2001 - 2004

First Secretary at the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representation to the European Union

1997 - 2000

Beijing, First Secretary

1996 - 1997

Beijing, full time Mandarin language training

1995

FCO, Desk Officer (Eastern Department)

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  1. Consul General’s speech at LSE Greater China Forum Hong Kong 2015

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  2. Consul General’s speech at Queen's Birthday Party Hong Kong 2015

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  3. Consul General’s speech at Queen's Birthday Party Macao 2015

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  4. Consul General’s speech at "UK - The Western RMB Hub" event

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  5. Consul General’s speech at the Queen's Birthday Party Macao 2014

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  6. Consul General’s speech at LSE Greater China Forum Hong Kong

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  7. Hong Kong and Britain are natural partners in health care reform

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  8. Consul General’s speech at Queen's Birthday Party Hong Kong 2014

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  9. Economic upturn and innovation in the RMB market

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  10. Consul General’s speech at carbon disclosure seminar in Hong Kong

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