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Sir Christopher Hum
British Ambassador to China
In office
2002–2006
MonarchElizabeth II
PresidentJiang Zemin
Hu Jintao
Prime MinisterTony Blair
PremierZhu Rongji
Wen Jiabao
Preceded bySir Anthony Galsworthy
Succeeded bySir William Ehrman
Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
In office
2006–2012
Preceded byNeil McKendrick
Succeeded bySir Alan Fersht
Personal details
Born27 January 1946 (1946-01-27) (age 76)
Children2
EducationBerkhamsted School
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge

Sir Christopher Owen Hum KCMG (born 27 January 1946) is the former UK Ambassador to the People's Republic of China and Master of a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

Education

Hum was educated at Berkhamsted School, a boarding independent school for boys in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, followed by Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, where he read modern languages, and is now an Honorary Fellow.

Life and career

Hum was Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from the years 2002–2006. On 16 January 2006, he became the 41st Master of Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest colleges of the University of Cambridge, until October 2012.

Personal life

Hum is married with two children.

Offices held

Diplomatic posts Preceded bySir Anthony Galsworthy British Ambassador to China 2002–2006 Succeeded bySir William Ehrman Academic offices Preceded byNeil McKendrick Master of Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge 2006–2012 Succeeded bySir Alan Fersht