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Dame Caroline Wilson took up her post as British Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China in October 2020.

Dame Caroline joined the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in 1995 after qualifying as a Barrister-at-law.

She completed Mandarin language training at Beijing Normal University before taking up her first role overseas at the British Embassy in Beijing from 1997-2000.

Dame Caroline was posted to the UK Representation to the European Union in Brussels in 2001 and served as Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary from 2004-2006.

Dame Caroline was then seconded to the Cabinet Office European Secretariat as Deputy Director. From 2008-12 she served at the British Embassy in Moscow as Minister Counsellor.

Dame Caroline then went on to become Her Majesty’s Consul General to Hong Kong and Macao from 2012 to 2016.

Returning to London, Dame Caroline was appointed Europe Director at the FCDO, a role she held from 2016 to 2019.

Dame Caroline is fluent in Mandarin.

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