Tammy Sandhu MBE

Tammy Sandhu
Good Growth Speaker

Tammy Sandhu MBE

British Deputy Consul General, San Francisco

Tammy has had diplomatic postings to Morocco, Brussels and India and has served in Iraq and Kenya. She has worked on political and economic affairs, she has been a UK Government spokesperson and she has worked on bilateral trade and investment. She has worked on the Government response to crises, specifically dealing with high profile kidnaps of British nationals overseas.

Before moving to San Francisco, Tammy worked in International HR. She was the Head of Secondments and then the Head of International HR Strategy and EU Exit for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Tammy also worked on the FCO’s COVID-19 response.

In 2020, Tammy was elected Chair of the FCO’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Committee and later served as co-Chair of the merged Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) Race and Ethnicity Network. Tammy continues to work on racial equity both within the FCDO and through her work in San Francisco. Her service to Diversity and Inclusion was recognised in 2021 when she was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

As Deputy Consul General, Tammy co-leads a Consulate-General in San Francisco of more than 30 people covering UK-US relations across the Pacific North West: Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Alaska. The Consulate-General in San Francisco and the UK Government Office in Seattle cover a broad range of political and policy work including on climate, trade and tech, as well as providing support to British nationals and British companies in the Pacific North West.

Tammy was born in Leicester, United Kingdom. She joined the FCO in 2005 after completing a BA Hons in English Literature at the University of Warwick and an MSc in International Public Policy at University College London.

Tammy is married with one daughter.