Mark Gooding OBE


Mark joined the Foreign Office in 1999 after graduating from Oxford University in Modern Languages. He started as Minister Counsellor (Political) in Beijing in June 2014. His previous roles include postings as British Ambassador to Cambodia, Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary. Mark is accompanied by his civil partner Dr Christopher McCormick.

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to Cambodia

    • 2011 to 2013


  1. Remembrance Day
  2. Hongkong Land groundbreaking ceremony
  3. UK Ambassador Mark Gooding's speech at official launch of first Costa Coffee outlet in Cambodia
  4. UK Ambassador Mark Gooding's keynote address at 2013 UK Education Fair