Robin Twyman took up his assignment as Consul (Business and Government Affairs), Seattle, in January 2013. Robin’s opening of the UK Government Office marked the first full-time British official presence in Seattle in almost seven years. He has served in the United States since 2009, previously working at the British Embassy in Washington DC as First Secretary (Trade Policy, Business Affairs and Agriculture).
Born in Canterbury, UK, in 1968, Robin joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1987. His diplomatic career has seen him serve overseas tours in America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. His assignments at home and abroad have covered a range of foreign policy, security policy and commercial diplomacy duties. In London, Robin managed the UK’s Afghanistan Counter Narcotics program, led the FCO’s Falkland Islands team, and served as a Foreign Office spokesman. In Geneva, Robin was a UK delegate to the World Trade Organization, covering trade disputes and the Doha Trade Round’s agriculture negotiations.