British Consul General Addresses Illinois House

British Consul General John Saville with Rep. Brad Halbrook on the floor of
the Illinois House of Representatives.

Mr. John Saville was appointed Her Majesty’s Consul General for Chicago in November 2017. The British Consulate General in Chicago maintains and develops relations between the UK and the USA.

“I look forward to working with the Consul General to promote economic opportunities between our countries,” said Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville).

Mr. Saville joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1981 and has had a range of Diplomatic Service appointments including as Deputy Head of Mission in Cuba and as High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam. His most recent appointment was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Consul General is the senior UK official in a Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy or High Commission, usually located in another major city. The Consul General represents the UK government and is typically responsible for consular, visa and trade activities in their city or region.

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