Join us to hear a candid overview from British High Commissioner Laura Clarke, on what’s happening in UK politics and what this means for New Zealand trade. Find out what post-Brexit Britain looks like, the UK-New Zealand free trade negotiations, and the role that the UK will play once it leaves the European Union. This is also a good opportunity to meet and network with fellow exporters.
Speaker: Ms Laura Clarke, High Commissioner
Ms Laura Clarke took up her role as High Commissioner to New Zealand, and Governor of the Pitcairn Islands, in January 2018.
Her previous role was as Head of the South Asia Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Government Coordinator for India. Other roles include Political Counsellor in Pretoria, South Africa; Chief of Staff to the Minister for Europe; work in FCO London on Sudan and Yemen, and EU Justice and Home Affairs. Prior to joining FCO she worked in the Ministry of Justice, the European Commission, and the British Parliament.
Laura studied modern languages at Cambridge University, and International Relations at the London School of Economics. She is married to Toby Fisher, a human rights barrister, and has three children.
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