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PRESS RELEASE : Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy programme appointments [March 2023]

The press release issued by 10 Downing Street on 28 March 2023.

The Prime Minister has today made two re-appointments and one new appointment to his Trade Envoy programme.

The re-appointments are:

  • Rt Hon David Mundell MP as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to New Zealand,
  • Heather Wheeler MP as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Cambodia & Laos,

The Prime Minister has also appointed Gareth Johnson MP as his Trade Envoy to the United Arab Emirates.

Trade Envoys support the UK economy by supporting British businesses to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the UK’s global trade agenda. They champion Global Britain and promote the UK as a destination of choice for inward investment across all regions of the UK, helping to level up the country.

The new appointments will extend the total number of Trade Envoys to 34 parliamentarians, covering 62 markets.

The appointed Trade Envoys will work with the Department for Business and Trade’s global network, strengthen the UK’s trade and investment relationships with New Zealand, Cambodia, Laos, and the United Arab Emirates, and break down barriers to doing business for UK firms.