Andrew Heyn OBE was appointed as the new British Consul-General to Hong Kong and Non-Resident Consul-General to Macao.
Mr. Heyn will succeed Caroline Wilson CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. He will take up his appointment in September 2016. Mr. Heyn joined the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1989 and served in Caracas, Lisbon, and Dublin before his most recent overseas posting as Ambassador to Burma.
After leaving Burma in 2013, he returned to a role at the heart of government in the Cabinet Office. Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Heyn said, “I am very honoured to be given this opportunity to experience the extraordinary vitality of Hong Kong at first hand.
The new Foreign Secretary has talked about creating a new identity for the U.K. abroad – a Global Britain which is open for business, committed to peace and security, and a leading supporter of the international rules-based system. Our relationship with Hong Kong will be a key part of this process with our longstanding ties across so many different spheres.”
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