Nick Baker took up his appointment as HM Consul General, Montreal in July 2014. Nick joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2001.
Prior to arriving in Montreal, Nick worked on South Asia issues in London. This followed a posting to southern Afghanistan where Nick led the NATO Provincial Reconstruction Team’s (PRT) political and communications work with the Afghan government to improve security in Helmand province. Nick studied Pashto for a year before going to Afghanistan having spent 5 months heading the British political office in Ivory Coast.
This was after spending 4 years on trade and commercial issues: two promoting Corporate Social Responsibility from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and two on secondment to City Inn hotels. During this time, Nick led the company’s international development as it expanded into Europe. Nick’s first posting was to Cameroon which followed an initial stint in London working on Bosnia.
Nick is married to Katharine and they have two sons, Max (3) and Zach (1).
British Consul General in Montreal
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.