The British Consul General to Chongqing will be visiting Birmingham next week to familiarise herself with the city’s economic landscape, trade and investment offer. However, Tina Redshaw [bio below], who took up the post at the end of last year in the Chinese mega city of Chongqing is not a complete stranger to Birmingham. She has already supported the city during the visit by Sir Albert Bore to south west China last year to meet with a large automotive manufacturer looking to invest in the UK.
The visit next week followed from an invite from the City Council for Tina to visit the city and get a feel for what we have to offer Chinese investors. There are a number of emerging Chongqing/Birmingham links with Aston University, Innovation Birmingham, Birmingham Airport and the industrial symbiosis company Industrial Synergies, which are all part of a packed visit schedule.
Tina Susan Redshaw – biography
Tina Redshaw took up her position as British Consul-General in Chongqing in November 2013. Tina worked at the British Embassy in Beijing between 2000 and 2003 as First Secretary and again from 2007-2010 as Head of Environment, Infrastructure, Energy in the Commercial Section. From 2003-2007, Tina was Her Majesty`s Ambassador to Timor-Leste.
Prior to joining the Foreign Office in 1999, Tina had worked for the UK`s international volunteering organisation VSO, initially as Country Director for China and Mongolia, and subsequently as Regional Director for Southeast Asia.
Tina has a degree in language and linguistics from the University of York and a Masters Degree in International Development Management from the Open University.
Tina is accompanied in China by her daughter. She enjoys listening to a wide range of music, visiting the theatre and watching dance performance and exploring wherever she lives by bicycle and foot.