Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Eileen Gao

Regional Qualification(s):



English, Mandarin

Phone Number(s):

020-8297-0074, 07828-894209, 07798-764119



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I have many years experience working as a Chinese news producer for the BBC and then as a protocol officer/Chinese interpreter for FCO. I was qualified in 1997 and since then I have been very privileged to look after some very senior governmental delegations to the UK including President Jiang Zemin and Premier Wen Jiabao's visits. I have a vast knowledge of British culture, commerce, diplomacy and the military. Whether it is a one day trip or 10, you will be placed in the most helpful hands.

Personal Interests:

Gardens and Stately Homes
British Museum
Financial London
Art & Antiques,
National Gallery, V&A

Special Interests:


I have a special fondness for British architecture especially the brilliant masterpieces produced by RIBA architects. Throughout the British Isles there are so many delightful human ingenuity in creating some of the most wonderful buildings in the world

Interpreting & Translating

I am a specialist in conference and simultaneous interpreting from English into Mandarin. I have had the honour of working at some of the most prestigious EU events and international arenas including the OECD's New World Forum. As a former BBC news producer, I have a very good grasp of current affairs and international relationships as well as economic affairs.

Politics & Government

Having worked for the public sector for many years I have a lot of understanding of the different functional departments at both central and local level. Recently I have worked on many 3rd Sector projects involving charities and social enterprises.

Additional Qualifications:

BA, MIEx(grad), Postgrad Dip. in ESL

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