Michael Howells - British Consul General, Los Angeles
Michael Howells is responsible for representing the British government in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah Hawaii, and the US Pacific Territories. For the past decade he has held a series of national security roles in the British Foreign Office, specializing in Counter-Terrorism, EU Security and Defence policy and the Middle East. During the time of Arab uprisings, Mr Howells was based at the British Embassy in Washington where he was closely involved in UK and US policy towards the Middle East.
Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live's Up All Night with Rhod Sharp.