Ambassador Series: Sir Sebastian Wood KCMG, British Ambassador to Germany
In this briefing Sir Sebastian Wood, British Ambassador to Germany will give an overview of:
• the political and economic situation in Germany ahead of this year's elections
• how Brexit is seen in Berlin
• the future of the European project
About the speaker
Sir Sebastian Wood, Britain’s Ambassador to Germany, took office in September 2015. Before his current posting, he served as British Ambassador to China from 2010 to 2015.
Sebastian joined the Foreign Office in 1983. After a posting to the British Embassy in Bangkok, he learned Mandarin at the beginning of the 90s before serving as a First Secretary in the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group in Hong Kong from 1992 to 1996 in the run-up to the handover of Hong Kong. He was Political Counsellor in Washington from 2001 to 2005 following US foreign policy in Asia. From 2005 to 2008 he was the FCO’s Asia-Pacific Director before undertaking a one year secondment to Rolls-Royce from 2008 to 2009.