Banker and diplomat to head UK trade body

Tim Wallace
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BRITAIN’S ambassador to the UAE was yesterday appointed as the new chief executive of UK Trade and Industry (UKTI).

Dominic Jermey has worked for the Foreign Office since 1993, and before that was a corporate financier at J Henry Schroder Wagg.

His role is to encourage investment into the UK by foreign firms and businesses, and to boost UK firms’ opportunities to sell overseas.

“We congratulate Dominic on his appointment,” said Simon Moore from the Confederation of British Industry. “His strong track record in the private and public sectors means that he is well positioned to take UKTI forward as it continues to support British businesses to boost exports and investment.