Conversation with Diplomat: John Saville, British Consul General in Chicago


Location: Elizabeth E. Seminar Room (1050 Nanovic Hall)

John Saville

Mr. John Saville, British Consul General in Chicago, will be present remarks on his career as a diplomat followed by a discussion with the audience.

  • The event is free and open to the public.
  • Lunch will be available while supplies last.

About the Speaker

Mr. John Saville joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office 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 Ambassador to The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He was appointed Her Majesty’s Consul General for Chicago in November 2017. 

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.