Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Beijing

Christina Scott


Christina Scott, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Beijing, took up her position in September 2018.

Christina became a civil servant in 1996, working in various UK Government and European Commission roles before joining HM Treasury in 2003. From there she moved to the Department of Transport, working as Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State from 2005 – 2006, and onto Number 10, where she was Private Secretary to the Prime Minister from 2006 – 2009. After spending four years as Director of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat in the Cabinet Office (2009-2013), Christina was HM Governor to Anguilla, in the British West Indies from 2013 until 2017.

Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Beijing

The Deputy Head of Mission is a senior diplomat and typically a key advisor to the Ambassador or High Commissioner. The Deputy is responsible for the daily management of an overseas Embassy or High Commission. They will represent the UK’s interests in the absence of the Ambassador as Chargé d’Affaires. A senior ranking Deputy may also take the title Minister. Smaller missions may not have a Deputy Head.

Previous roles in government

  1. Governor to Anguilla

    • 2013 to 2017