Director (Europe) Foreign and Commonwealth Office from October 2016. Formerly HM Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao (2012-16); Minister Counsellor (Economic) British Embassy Moscow (2008-12); European Secretariat of the Cabinet Office (2006-7). Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (2004-6). First Secretary (Antici) UK Permanent Representation to the EU. British Embassy Beijing (1996-2000). Barrister-at-law (1993) and Bencher of the Middle Temple.