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The Ambassador: H.E. Mark Gooding, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Thailand


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18 minutes ago, mfd101 said:

They do the jobs they are employed to do, with the priorities that are set out for them by their political masters as interpreted by the intervening bureaucracy. No point in shouting abuse at HM's local representatives.

 

Same applies to all other embassies.

Might make you feel better though

 

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A bit more on Marky boy:

 

Biography

Mr Mark Gooding OBE is Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. He started his role in Thailand in July 2021.

Mark joined the FCO in 1999 and has spent his career working mostly on Europe and Asia. His previous FCO roles include Director Covid (Repatriations), Director EU (Future Partnership), Deputy Director Europe, Minister Counsellor (Political) at the British Embassy in Beijing, British Ambassador to Cambodia, British Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary.

Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University. He speaks Thai, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. In his spare time, he enjoys running, music and travelling. Mark is married to Dr Christopher McCormick, an education specialist.

British Ambassador to Thailand

The Ambassador represents Her Majesty The Queen and the UK government in the country to which they are appointed. They are responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Previous roles in government

  • British Ambassador to Cambodia
    • 2011 to 2013

 

As the British embassy there will have a team of Flunkies to deal/not deal with issues concerning problems with its own citizens in Lalaland, it's unlikely Uncle Mark will be answering one to one queries. His previous role in Cambodia would have given him good experience in the ways of the machinations of 3rd world countries.

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1 hour ago, The Hammer2021 said:

Does Great Britain even have an embassy here where citizens can go for advise or help?

Is there an emergency hot line number?

Is there a dedicated email address for citizens in need of help?

Do UK citizens have the right to register with their embassy?

Most of your questions are probably answered here, if not ask them directly to the Consular Team right here on our site.

 

https://aseannow.com/forum/261-british-consular-information/

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23 minutes ago, jobsworth said:

The British embassy in close collaboration with World Vision is involved with the suppression of human trafficking.

Interesting - I just read on Wikipedia that World Vision does not support same sex sex marriage in its staff. Bit of an oddity there as two of our last UK Ambassadors have been in same sex marriages. I wonder if Wikipedia is out of date?

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