07 Aug '11, 9pm

'South-east Asia is going to be the centre of the global economy for the next decade': UK's High Commissioner to S'pore

If Britain's new High Commissioner toSingapore is not United Kingdom's youngest head of mission, he could certainly make a valid claim to be the most experienced politically. Mr Antony Phillipson is unfeasibly young at just 40. And behind the public face of this mild-mannered diplomat, there is an incredible career story which has placed him at the ringside of history for most of the past decade. Latterly, he was head of the British government's Iran Department, advising current Foreign Secretary William Hague, as well as his Labour predecessor David Miliband. He had won that job after working as a key adviser to No 10 Downing Street as part of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's foreign policy team. Those jobs saw him advising the UK's top leaders on matters from trade to defence, from transatlantic relations to Northern Ireland. In fact, while at No 10, he worked closely ...

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