Advisory Board

Name Location
Paul Baines London
Ernst Behrens Beijing
Neil Benedict New York
John Botts London
Sir Stephen Brown,KCVO London
Sir Anthony Galsworthy,KCMG London
GE Su Beijing
Hu Yan Beijing
Rudi Lamprecht Munich
Thomas Putter Munich
Adam Williams Beijing
Malcolm Williams London
XU Bin Beijing

Sir Anthony Galsworthy KCMG


Sir Anthony served as British Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China 1997-2002.

For much of his diplomatic career, he focused on China and the Asia Pacific Region. His postings included three periods in Beijing and one in Hong Kong (1989-93), during which he served as the Senior British Representative (Ambassador) to the Sino British Joint Liaison Group, the body which oversaw the transfer of Hong Kong from British to Chinese sovereignty.

Prior to serving as Ambassador in Beijing, Sir Anthony was Deputy Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1995-7). His other senior appointments included a secondment to the Cabinet Office as Chief of the Assessments Staff (1993-5) and a period (1984-6) as Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

He retired from the Foreign Office in 2002, since when he has been an adviser to Standard Chartered Bank, and since January 2005 to Vermilion Partners.

He is also a Senior Associate of the National History Museum and a Member of the Council of the British Trust for Ornithology. He became a Director of Earthwatch (Europe) in 2002.

In addition, Sir Anthony was made an Honorary Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh in 2001.