British Ambassador to South Korea: Park, Moon and North Korea

British Ambassador to South Korea: Park, Moon and North Korea

11/05/17

By Lucy Tomlinson

British Ambassador to South Korea, Charles Hay, joined Asia House corporate members this morning to discuss the recent developments in South Korea.

Points discussed included this week’s election of Moon Jae-in; the recent impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye; South Korea’s relations with its neighbours; and the future of the South Korea-UK relationship post-Brexit.

Ambassador Hay took up his appointment in Seoul in February 2015. During his time in the Diplomatic Service he also had postings in the Czech Republic, Spain (where he was Deputy Head of Mission), and at the UK’s Representation to the EU in Brussels. In London he headed the team that ran the UK G8 Presidency in 2005. Prior to his posting in Seoul, he was the FCO’s Director of Consular Services, based in London, responsible for assisting British Nationals and for FCO crisis management worldwide.

Corporate members represented at the table included Arup, Mitsui & Co. Europe, Standard Chartered and Lloyd’s.