Chris Pook

Regional Director for UK Trade and Investment and the FCO Prosperity Network in South-East Asia at Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)

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Regional Director for UK Trade and Investment and the FCO Prosperity Network in South-East Asia
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

As of September 2015, Chris has been the Regional Director for UK Trade and Investment and the FCO Prosperity Network in South-East Asia based at the British High Commission, Singapore.

Chris has worked for the UK government since 1993, holding a variety of posts in the Department for Business, often with a strong technology and innovation element. He worked for successive trade, energy and employment Ministers for two years before going to BG plc on secondment for two years to support international business development. Chris was posted to the British Embassies in Washington and Tokyo where he worked as Science Counsellor. Most recently Chris led the Green Economy team in the Department of Business, working closely with energy intensive industries, nuclear and offshore wind sectors; before moving to the Digital Economy Unit where he was briefly responsible for infrastructure and telecommunications policy.

To read about Chris' experience as a Policy Fellow in Cambridge see here.