Fergus Harradence

Deputy Director, Infrastructure, Construction & Rail at Department for Business and Trade

Deputy Director, Infrastructure, Construction & Rail, Department for Business and Trade
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Fergus Harradence is the Deputy Director, Infrastructure & Construction, in the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in which role he is responsible for DBT's interests in the infrastructure, construction and rail sectors, and public procurement policy. Prior to this role he was Deputy Director, Steel, working to support the steel sector, with a focus on trade policy and international issues. Previous roles in the Civil Service have included:

  • Deputy Director, Corporate Tax in HM Treasury, with responsibility for corporation tax, taxes on the financial services sector, a range of EU and international issues including co-ordinating UK engagement with the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project and tax and devolution issues.

  • Deputy Director for Innovation Policy in the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, responsible for oversight of the UK’s programme for supporting R&D and the technology development.

  • Head of the Multilateral Trade Negotiations Unit, responsible for UK interests in the World Trade Organisation and the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations.

  • International Trade Director for London and Head of the Gulf & Iraq Unit in UK Trade & Investment and in the private sector on secondment to Ericsson UK Ltd.