Mr. Andrew Seaton has been a member of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service since 1977. He has been British Consul General in Hong Kong since April 2008; other overseas postings have included Chicago, Hong Kong (in the 1990s) and Dakar. He has spent much of his career dealing with Britainˇ¦s relations with China and Hong Kong. Educated at the University of Leeds and Beijing University; married to Helen Pott, and has three sons. His hobbies include wine and hiking.