Christopher Goodwin is a former army officer, serving in England, Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Germany, after which he had a career in international banking at Commerzbank, in England, Germany and Hungary.  He then moved on to International Financial Services, London and was responsible for promoting UK Financial Services to Central and Eastern Europe, countries of the former Soviet Union and Latin America.  He later worked as a Consultant for Official Monetary Financial Institutions, an economic ThinkTank and was a Board Member of British Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Most recently he has been a Diplomatic Consultant at The Royal Garden Hotel and The Langham. He has developed close contacts with a number of West London hotels.  On the diplomatic front he is connected with almost all the embassies and High Commissions in London.  He is fluent in German, a linguist in French and some colloquial Hungarian.  He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Great London.