H.E. Scott Wightman
British High Commissioner, Singapore
His Excellency Mr Scott Wightman arrived at the British High Commission, Singapore in May 2015 as British High Commissioner. He began his career in the Diplomatic Service in 1983 and has worked in the British Embassies in Beijing, Paris, Rome and, most recently, in the Republic of Korea, where he served as Her Majesty’s ambassador. Scott’s ties with Asia continued during his tenure as Director for the Asia Pacific region in the FCO from 2008 to 2010. From Edinburgh in Scotland, Scott is trained in the Chinese language and has a degree in French from the University of Edinburgh. As the High Commissioner, he is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. He is responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, visa and consular services.