â€œWhither the United Kingdom?â€
HE E. Antony Phillipson
British High Commissioner
Date: Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Venue: Waterfront II, Level 2, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road Singapore 169663
Time: 12.00 noon till 2.30pm
With the refreshed and invigorated direction that the UK government has taken, what are the implications for Asia and Singapore, and what can we expect from the UK as it seeks to champion causes in issues such as economics, climate change and security? The new British High Commissioner to Singapore, Mr Antony Phillipson, offers his views.
Mr Phillipson joined the Civil Service in 1993 and began his career in the Department of Trade and Industry where his posts included Private Secretary and then Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State. After four years in the British Embassy in Washington, he was the Prime Ministerâ€™s Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs and, most recently, Head of the Iran Co-ordination Group in the FCO. He has just taken up his posting in Singapore in April.