Charles Hay MVO
British High Commission Kuala Lumpur

His Excellency Charles Hay MVO started as the British High Commissioner to Malaysia in March 2019 in succession to Vicki Treadell CMG MVO. Prior to Malaysia, Mr Hay was the British Ambassador to South Korea from 2015 to 2018. During his time in the British diplomatic services, he has been posted to the Czech Republic, Spain and the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels. Charles was also the Director of Consular Services in London, responsible for assisting British nationals and in crisis management worldwide. Before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1993, he was a Captain in the British Army.

Mr Hay is married to Pascale Sutherland and they have two daughters. He has a Master in Business Administration as well as a BA in Philosophy and Politics. His hobbies include golf, diving and archery.
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British High Commission Kuala Lumpur

The British High Commission in Malaysia maintains and develops relations between the UK and Malaysia. We represent the British government in its relations with the Malaysian government and present British policies to the Malaysian government and to Malaysians. We report and explain Malaysian policies to the British government and support British interests as well as coordinating the political, economic, environmental and commercial activities of the British government. With nearly 16,000 Britons living in Malaysia and over 401,000 visiting every year, the High Commission supports British nationals if they need assistance. Find out more on our UK and Malaysia news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Malaysia. You can access UK government services while in Malaysia.

British High Commissioner to Malaysia

The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are 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, and visa and consular services.



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