Mark Christopher Field – Keynote Speaker

Former Minister of State at the FCO (Asia and the Pacific) and five term MP for the Cities of London & Westminster

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Specialist Subjects

  • UK's strategic relationship with China
  • UK government's intelligence and security relationships globally
  • The outlook for the City of London post Brexit
  • Economic diplomacy and trade in South East Asia in the 2020s


  • English


Mark Christopher Field is a former MP and FCO Minister who represented the high-profile central London constituency of the Cities of London and Westminster in the UK Parliament between June 2001 and November 2019.

A graduate of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, he practised as a solicitor with Freshfields in the early 1990s and then set up, ran and sold two start-up businesses in publishing and legal recruitment before embarking upon public service.

During this time, he developed an in-depth and widely recognised expertise of the City of London, financial and professional services at home alongside leading for the UK government’s economic diplomacy in international energy strategy, cyber security and fintech/green finance during two years as the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific.

Travelling extensively in the region he enjoyed responsibility for the bilateral relationships with China and India, developing future UK strategy and co-operation with ASEAN (he was the first UK Minister to visit all ten of its nations) and promoting the ever-close security and trade partnerships with Australia and New Zealand.

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