Change of Her Majesty’s Consul General to Hong Kong Brian Davidson

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 presentBangkok, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2011 to 2015Shanghai, Consul General
2006 to 2010Guangzhou, Consul General
2005 to 2006International Financial Services London, Deputy Chief Executive
2001 to 2004Vilnius, Deputy Head of Mission
2001Language training (Lithuanian)
2001FCO, Hajj Pilgrimage committee reviewer, Consular Directorate
1996 to 2000Canberra, First Secretary
1994 to 1996FCO, Head of China Section
1992 to 1994Cabinet Office, Desk Officer, Assessments Staff
1988 to 1992Beijing, Second Secretary
1986 to 1988Language training (Mandarin Chinese)
1985 to 1986FCO, Desk Officer, East European Department
1985Joined FCO

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