Scott arrived at the British High Commission, Singapore in May 2015 as British High Commissioner.
He began his career in the Diplomatic Service in 1983 and has worked in the British Embassies in Beijing, Paris, Rome and, most recently, in the Republic of Korea, where he was the UK ambassador. Scott’s ties with Asia continued during his tenure as Director for the Asia Pacific region in the FCO from 2008 to 2010.Scott is from Edinburgh in Scotland and has a degree in French from the University of Edinburgh. He is married to Anne and they have two daughters.
|Full name:||Andrew Norman Scott Wightman CMG|
|May 2015 – present||Singapore, British High Commissioner|
|2011 – Jan 2015||Seoul, Her Majesty’s Ambassador|
|2008 – 2010||FCO, Director, Asia Pacific|
|2006 – 2008||FCO, Director, Global and Economic Issues|
|2002 – 2006||British Embassy, Rome, Deputy Head of Mission|
|1998 – 2001||FCO, Assistant Director, Personnel Policy|
|1995 – 1998||British Embassy, Paris, First Secretary, External|
|1994 – 1995||On secondment at French Foreign Ministry|
|1991 – 1993||FCO, Resource and Finance Department|
|1989 – 1991||Cabinet Office, Assessment Staff|
|1986 – 1989||British Embassy, Beijing, Second Secretary, Commercial|
|1984 – 1986||Chinese language training|
British High Commissioner to Singapore
The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.
Previous roles in government
British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
- 2011 to 2015