MARK PATTERSONNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
JULIAN MALINS Q.C.NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
With a Masters in International Relations and being a qualified Foreign Office Chinese speaker, David lived and worked on every continent in the world, in particular for The British Embassy in Beijing, Mongolia, and in Taiwan.
David was a British career Diplomat having spent over 30 years with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Some of the official government bodies David has worked with were The United Nations, the British Council, UK Visas and Immigration, The Royal Household, MI5 and MI6, the European Union, Department for International Development and the BBC. Some of the commercial bodies were ISS Facilities Services Providers, Sheraton Hotels, Coca-Cola and AEGIS Security Services. David also worked with other Embassies and Foreign Governments around the world on a range of political, immigration, consular and management issues. David has managed budgets of millions, staff of dozens and the careers of many.
In recent years, David also provided Business Practice training to multinational corporations such as: HSBC, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, FedEx, Warner Music, Prudential Financial, PWC and Philip Morris in Taiwan.
David was awarded Membership of the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty the Queen for his services in Recruitment, Training, Development, Corporate Services and Visa Services. David was also awarded the Iraq Reconstruction Service Medal for coaching and developing staff in Iraq.