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Tom Burn (Deputy Representative at British Office Taipei (FCDO))

Tom Burn

Deputy Representative at British Office Taipei (FCDO)

Tom Burn became Deputy Representative to Taiwan in July 2021.

Tom joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1999. Prior to his arrival in Taiwan, his most recent diplomatic posting was as Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, 2017-2020. His other diplomatic postings were both to Japan. His roles in London have covered UK relations with North East Asia and the Pacific, and EU Foreign and Security Policy. Tom was born in Shropshire. He graduated from Durham University.

Colin Giles (CEO of British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei)

Colin Giles

CEO of British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei
Martin Kent (His Majesty's Trade Commissioner Asia Pacific)

Martin Kent

His Majesty's Trade Commissioner Asia Pacific

The HM Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Asia Pacific oversees all Department for Business and Trade (DBT) work in North-East Asia, South-East Asia and Australasia including:

- growing the overall bilateral trade and investment relationship
- improving market access for British companies, including small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
- developing finance and trade policy

The HMTC also works closely with the wider diplomatic network and UK-based colleagues to coordinate His Majesty’s Government (HMG) activity on our wider prosperity agenda.


Jen- ni Yang

Office of Trade Negotiations