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)
Martin has a degree in German with Economics and International Business, and holds the ATT qualification (Association of Taxation Technicians) in the UK. He has held a number of roles including Tax Manager, responsible for the UK taxation advice and compliance of clients. With nearly 20 years of experience dealing with International Private Clients, Martin is skilled at expressing his advanced technical knowledge in understandable terms, building relationships with clients and gaining their trust. He regularly delivers tax workshops and seminars, and provides technical updates and briefing notes for a diverse range of clients.
Mark is a Director for International Tax at KPMG in Singapore with over 11 years of international tax experience, split between the UK and Singapore. Mark’s role primarily involves helping his clients optimise their business structures from a tax perspective, including advising on the design and implementation of new transaction structures, holding structures and financing structures. His clients span a number of sectors including, among others, Energy and Natural Resources, Construction, Technology and FMCG. Mark is also a guest lecturer at the Tax Academy of Singapore, regularly teaching the International Tax Planning module for the Advanced Management Programme in International Tax.