An “Off the Record” Conversation with UK Consul General Andrew Staunton
There is no other country with which the United States has a closer relationship than with the United Kingdom. Yet it seems that the importance of that relationship is often neither well-understood, nor is the magnitude of cooperation between our two countries across the spectrum of issues that we confront. Perhaps equally important in today’s world is the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, a relationship that affects the United States directly and indirectly in a multiplicity of ways. Please join for an “off the record” conversation with British Consul General Andrew Staunton. Seating is limited to 20 attendees.
Andrew Staunton took up his appointment in Atlanta as Her Majesty’s Consul General in June 2018. Andrew is the senior UK government representative in the Southeast United States responsible for relations with the states of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama.
Before taking up his posting in Atlanta, Andrew served four years as Deputy Head of Mission and Economic Counsellor at the British Embassy in Athens. He was also Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Dublin from 2009 to 2013. Throughout both of these postings, Andrew’s main focus was on the economic crises in Greece and Ireland, boosting bilateral relations, promoting the UK’s interests, and working on a range of issues linked to the European Union. Prior to this, Andrew worked in the Foreign Office as Deputy Director responsible for security.
Andrew joined the UK’s diplomatic service in 1987. He has also served overseas in China, France, Romania and Canada. Andrew was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He is accompanied in Atlanta by his wife, Rebecca. They have two adult children, both living in the UK.