In Autumn 2012 I was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Indonesia, then in August 2015 and in January 2016 to the ASEAN Economic Community, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Trade Envoys are a network of Prime Minister appointed Parliamentarians in the Lords and Commons, drawn from across the political spectrum. We engage with markets where UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has identified substantial trade and investment opportunities.
We support the drive for economic growth by building on the UK’s existing relations with these markets and maximising bilateral trade, thereby generating real and long term benefits for the UK. There are currently 24 Trade Envoys covering roughly 50 key nations.
What does a trade envoy do? In March 2017 I was in the Philippines promoting British businesses. Find out more: