British Ambassador to Germany; British Ambassador to China (2010-15)
Sebastian Wood


Sir Sebastian Wood KCMG has been Ambassador to Germany since 2015 and was previously British Ambassador to China. He joined the Foreign Office in 1983 and served as a First Secretary in the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group in Hong Kong from 1994 to 1996 in the run-up to the handover of Hong Kong. He was Political Counsellor in Washington from 2001 to 2005 following US foreign policy in Asia. From 2005 to 2008 he was the FCO’s Asia-Pacific Director before undertaking a one-year secondment to Rolls-Royce (2008–09).