Cahn to leave UKTI in March

Sir Andrew Cahn is to quit the government’s international trade body UK Trade and Investment after five years as chief executive. He will step down when his contract ends in March 2011, reportedly for a private sector role. Cahn has led UKTI’s work to grow outbound UK investment and attract overseas investors, including through the recent delegation to China. UKTI today works with 25,000 companies, up from 15,000 in 2007. Cahn was appointed in March 2006 on a four-year contract that was extended for a further year.