Simon Fisher

Biography

  • Sept 2009 - : HM Consul-General, British Consulate-General Osaka

  • July 2006: Deputy Director Trade & Investment & Head Advanced Engineering, British Embassy Tokyo

  • Jan-May 2006: Refresher Japanese language training, FCO, London

  • Sept 05-Jan 06: Pandemic Flu Contingency Planning Manager, FCO, London

  • 2002-2005: Director Trade & Investment Egypt, British Embassy Cairo

  • 2001 & 1999-2000: Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Hanoi

  • 2000-2001: International Fellow, Population Council, Hanoi

  • 1998-1999: SE Asia Dept, Head of Mekong/Philippines Section, FCO, London

  • 1996-1998: European Union Dept (Internal), Single Market Policy Desk Officer, FCO, London

  • 1992-1996: Vice-Consul Commercial, British Consulate-General Osaka

  • 1990-1992: Vice-Consul, British Embassy Tokyo

  • 1988-1990: Japanese language training, School of Oriental & African Studies, London & British Embassy School, Kamakura Japan

  • 1985-1988:Press Attache, then 3rd Secretary Commercial, British Embassy, Athens

  • 1983-1985: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London

  • 1977-1981:University of Reading, BA Hons Linguistics

Previous roles in government

  1. British Consul General in Osaka