Frank was a career diplomat with the PRC Foreign Office for more than ten years and was responsible for diplomatic relations with Canada and the South Pacific. He accompanied President Hu Jintao on his mission to Canada in 2005. Prior to that, Frank graduated with a Masters in International Relations from Harvard in 2004 following a BA at the Beijing Foreign Affairs College in Beijing and Jilin University in Changchun. He is skilled at navigating the government structure and decision making process at national and provincial level and deeply experienced in handling government relations. Frank has a proven talent for identifying and negotiating solutions for complicated situations involving Chinese and foreign parties. Frank lives in Beijing and prior to joining CR he was the Special Assistant to Tim Clissold in his capacity as CEO of Peony Capital, a $130 million carbon fund, which was focused on the origination of carbon offsets under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust.