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Crawford Falconer

Crawford Falconer is Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser and Second Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Trade. He also heads the International Trade Profession within the Civil Service.

Crawford has spent over 25 years working on trade policy and trade negotiations both inside and outside government. He has worked in a number of high-profile positions including as the New Zealand Chief Negotiator and Adviser. He most recently served as Professor of Global Value Chains and Trade at Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Crawford is a dual-national with both UK and New Zealand citizenship.