Joseph Metcalf

Senior Policy Adviser at Cabinet Office

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Senior Policy Adviser, Cabinet Office
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Joseph leads digital trade and fisheries in the Cabinet Office's EU Secretariat, where he advises the Prime Minister, Lord Frost and the cabinet, as well as coordinating trade policy across the government. His work includes the governance of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the UK and the EU.

Prior to the Cabinet Office, Joseph was Head of Australia and Emerging Technologies in the digital trade unit at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). As the department's Head of EU Negotiation Strategy, he negotiated the digital trade title of the TCA and wrote a section of the May government's Chequers white paper. Joseph has been a private secretary to two Ministers for Digital. He has completed secondments to Sweden’s foreign ministry and a European Commissioner's cabinet.

Joseph holds a degree in German and history from King's College London. While at DCMS, he was a permanent delegate to Chatham House.