Ms Foo Chi Hsia is Singapore’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Based in London, she is also concurrently the Ambassador of Singapore to the Republic of Iceland, and to Ireland.
Ms Foo graduated with a Bachelor of Law in 1994, and obtained a Master in Public Management in 2005, both from the National University of Singapore.
Ms Foo joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994. Her only prior overseas posting was at the Singapore Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from 1997 to 2003, including being the Political Coordinator during Singapore’s only term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council from 2001 to 2002. At the Ministry HQ, she held various appointments including being responsible for the Americas, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Singapore’s only case before the International Court of Justice, as well as APEC and WTO matters.
Ms Foo was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) by the Government of Singapore in 2008, and the Dame Commander of the Victorian Order (DCVO) by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II following the first ever State Visit by the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam to the United Kingdom in October 2014. She was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in July 2016.