July 23, 2021

The Women of the Future Podcast: Kara Owen CMG

Kara Owen CMG has been the British High Commissioner to Singapore since June 2019.

As High Commissioner, Kara acts as the UK government’s representative and is responsible for everything from political work, trade and investment, to press and cultural relations, as well as visa and consular services.

Before taking on the role, Kara was most recently Director for the Americas at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, having also previously held high-profile government positions in Paris and Hanoi and as Private Secretary to the UK’s Foreign Secretary from 2003 to 2005.

For her services to British foreign policy, Kara was awarded the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list in 2020.

A self-confessed ‘proud Cumbrian and mother’ and as her Twitter profile proclaims:  Liverpool FC fan, food obsessive, history junkie, hiker and reader; Kara is also an ardent supporter and ambassador for the Women of the Future Programme and initiatives.

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