Kara Owen CMG
British High Commissioner to Singapore


Kara has been the British High Commissioner to Singapore since 26 June 2019. Before becoming High Commissioner, Kara was most recently Director for the Americas at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Paris (2011 to 2016)
  • Head of Strategy, Communication and Training Department, Consular Directorate, FCO (2011)
  • Head of Diversity and Equality at the FCO (2009 to 2011)
  • Deputy Head of Mission in Hanoi (2005 to 2009)
  • Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary (2003 to 2005)

British High Commission

The British High Commission in Singapore maintains and develops relations between the UK and Singapore. We encourage Singapore to look to the UK as a global partner of choice in trade, investment, science and research, and we help Singapore on low-carbon economic development. Every year, we help about 100 UK companies gain a foothold in Singapore. We also work with Singapore to protect the national security of both countries, including through holding joint military exercises under the Five Power Defence Arrangements.

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  • Monday09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday09:00 - 17:00
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