Engagement Manager, UK-U.S. Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Team, Department for International Trade
Junior Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Matthew currently works at the UK’s Department for International Trade, where he is a member of the UK-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) negotiation team. The UK-U.S. FTA negotiations team is a small team of about 20 officials, led by the UK’s Chief Negotiator, which coordinates the full UK negotiation team of several hundred officials from across various departments. To date, the UK has held 5 rounds of formal negotiations with the U.S. negotiating team, which is led by the United States Trade Representative’s Office.
Matthew leads on stakeholder engagement for the UK-U.S. FTA and is responsible for securing stakeholder input into negotiations, as well as communicating developments from the negotiating room to stakeholders throughout the negotiation process.
Matthew previously worked at the Department for Exiting the European Union, serving as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, where his portfolio covered the future UK-EU trading relationship, the UK’s trading relationship with the rest of the world, and the renegotiation of the Northern Ireland / Ireland Protocol. Prior to joining Private Office, he was a Fast Streamer at the Department for Exiting the European Union for two years, working on no deal preparedness communications in the Communications and Engagement Directorate.
Matthew read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours.