Martin Donnelly seated at a desk with papersSir Martin Donnelly, former permanent secretary at the UK Department of International Trade, will give this Policy Scotland lecture

Sir Martin has extensive economic and international experience. He joined the FCO board in 2004 as Director General, Europe and Globalisation, where he was G8 foreign affairs Sherpa. Between 1998 and 2003 he was the Deputy Head of the Cabinet Office European Secretariat, leading work on European economic reform for the Prime Minister. He has also been a member of the personal staff of the European Commission Vice President, and on secondment to the French Finance Ministry.

He set up the UK Department of International Trade in 2016, was the senior official at the Business Department for six years, and has a wide network of senior contacts in Europe and internationally. Since leaving government in 2017 he has developed a portfolio career, and he was knighted in June 2016.

His lecture ‘Britain after Brexit: the political and economic choices ahead’ will last 40 minutes with a question and answer session to follow.

  • Date: Monday 10 September, 6pm (Please arrive 10 minutes beforehand to ensure a prompt start.)
  • Location: Senate Room, University of Glasgow

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