Quarterly Consulate Briefing

  • When:
    Thursday, 24 November 2011, 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Where:
    Manchester Business School Office,
    6/F, Suite 628, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Xikang Lu)
  • Price:
    Free, members only **(open to British companies and British citizens only)**
This event is sponsored by:

British Consul-General Brian Davidson joins Chamber members to offer an update on recent, and forthcoming, Consulate activity in the YRD, including a number of senior UK visitors. He would also be happy to expand on the Consulate's evolving strategy for developing HMG's prosperity agenda in the East China region. Brian would also be keen to receive feedback from the UK business community; therefore, interaction with attendees will be welcome.

RSVP directly to Jasmine Wang if you would like to attend this event.

Speaker Introduction

Brian Davidson, British Consul-General


**1982 – 1985**: Trinity College, Cambridge (BA Hons Law).

**Professional Life:**

**1985**: Joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office as Desk Officer for Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria in Eastern European Department;

**1986 – 1988**: Language training (Mandarin Chinese) initially at the School of Oriental and African studies, London, followed by a year at the American Institute in Taipei (Taiwan);

**1988 – 1992**: British Embassy, Beijing, as Second Secretary Political/Information;

**1992 – 1994**: On secondment to the Cabinet Office (Assessments Staff), as Desk Officer responsible for Middle East and International Terrorism issues;

**1994 – 1996**: Returned to the FCO as Head of the China Section (Far Eastern and Pacific Department);

**1996 – 2000**: British High Commission Canberra, Australia, initially as First Secretary Economic and Trade Policy, and subsequently as First Secretary Political;

**2001**: During the first half of 2001 completed a special project for FCO Consular Directorate, reviewing the operation of the Hajj Pilgrimage Committee. Also undertook 3 months basic language training in Lithuanian;

**2001 – 2004**: Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania;

**April 2005 – August 2006**: On secondment as Deputy Chief Executive, International Financial Services, London;

**October 2006**: Consul-General Guangzhou;

**January 2011**: Consul-General Shanghai.

Event contact

Jasmine Wang
+86 21 6218 5022 ext. 15