Mr Brian Davidson CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Consul-General to Hong Kong and Non-Resident Consul-General to Macao in succession to Mr Andrew Heyn CMG OBE, who has now retired from the Diplomatic Service. Mr Davidson will take up his appointment during July 2021.
Brian joined the FCO in 1985 and has served in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai in China, and in Lithuania and Australia, before his most recent overseas posting as Ambassador to Thailand. While in the UK Brian has worked for the Cabinet Office as an analyst on international terrorism and on secondment to International Financial Services London as Deputy Chief Executive.
On his appointment, Brian said:
I started my overseas career in Beijing in the late 80s and have had two further postings in China, so returning to Hong Kong as Consul General very much feels like a role I’ve been working towards for much of my life. Scott and I are really excited about making Hong Kong our family home for the next few years.
Brian married his husband, Scott, in 2014 in one of the first same-sex marriages performed at the British Embassy in Beijing. They have three children.
Full name: Brian John Davidson CMG
Married to: Mr Scott Kelly Chang
|2016 to present||Bangkok, Her Majesty’s Ambassador|
|2011 to 2015||Shanghai, Consul General|
|2006 to 2010||Guangzhou, Consul General|
|2005 to 2006||International Financial Services London, Deputy Chief Executive|
|2001 to 2004||Vilnius, Deputy Head of Mission|
|2001||Language training (Lithuanian)|
|2001||FCO, Hajj Pilgrimage committee reviewer, Consular Directorate|
|1996 to 2000||Canberra, First Secretary|
|1994 to 1996||FCO, Head of China Section|
|1992 to 1994||Cabinet Office, Desk Officer, Assessments Staff|
|1988 to 1992||Beijing, Second Secretary|
|1986 to 1988||Language training (Mandarin Chinese)|
|1985 to 1986||FCO, Desk Officer, East European Department|