I work as an Economist for London-based consultancy specialising in social impact evaluation. I first visited Chile as a gap year student in the late 1990s and spent 6 months in Concepción and then travelled the length of the country. I developed a wider interest in the region as I studied economics at Cambridge.
I joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, working initially on Latin American economic issues and subsequently being posted to both Taiwan and Colombia. My connection with Chile was renewed when I met my wife Claire who, at the time, worked in the British Embassy in Santiago and had lived in Chile for 10 years.
I now have two Chilean step children (as well as three others of my own!) and we regularly visit Chile.