Andrew Millar is Her Majesty’s Consul General in Houston, Texas. In that capacity he oversees operations of the various sections at the Consulate, including Consular; Science & Innovation; Political, Press & Public Affairs; and UK Trade & Investment. The Consulate’s territory covers Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado.
Prior to taking up this Post, he served as the Head of the North America Department in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. In that position he was responsible for the London end of the UK’s relationship with the USA and Canada and engaging the very broad range of political and official interests in these countries. Immediately prior to taking over in NAD, he was Network Coordinator on the international response to the economic and financial crisis delivering clear information flows between the UK network of the UK’s missions overseas and London.
Andrew started work in the Health Physics department at Torness Nuclear Power Station in 1983. He left in 1990 and obtained a Degree and Master in Economics from the University of East Anglia.
He joined the Civil Service in 1994 working as a regulatory economist within the Office of Gas Supply and joined the FCO in 1996, as regional economist for the Americas and Caribbean. In 1998, was promoted to cover the Asia regional economy portfolio.
Andrew was posted as First Secretary to Pretoria (2000-05). On return to London, he took over as Team-Leader for Energy Security in the Climate Change and Energy Group within the FCO. He also served as UK representative on the non-member country committee in the International Energy Agency and was a member of the G8 Energy Experts Group in the run up to the St Petersburg Summit.
He moved into Human Resources in 2007, as Team Leader – Training and Development, before being pulled back into energy security. He was appointed lead within the FCO on preparations for the London Energy Meeting in December 2008.