Hilary Benn - Member of Parliament for Leeds Central
UK Trade and Business Commission
The UK Trade and Business Commission will review the UK’s trading and business environment and make recommendations to the UK Government for a better future for Britain.
UK Trade and Business Commissioners brings expertise from the worlds of business, politics and international trade. Commission meetings and evidence sessions are chaired by members of the Commission on a rotating basis.
The Commission is taking written and holding regular oral evidence sessions with expert witnesses, businesses and the public, hearing from a range of voices representing the different sectors of the UK economy. This evidence will be used to make regular recommendations to the Government outlining how the UK’s trade performance can be improved, both through new and amended trade deals.
Please see a full list of Commissioners on the UK Trade and Business Commission below.
Hilary Benn, Labour MP for Leeds Central
Roger Gale, Conservative MP for North Thanet
Claire Hanna, SDLP MP for Belfast South
Stephen Farry, Alliance MP for North Down
Paul Blomfield, Labour MP for Sheffield Central
Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion
Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon
Dr Philippa Whitford, SNP MP for Central Ayrshire
Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Paul Girvan, DUP MP for South Antrim
Business and trade commissioners
Peter Norris, Chair, Virgin Group
Aodhán Connolly, Director at Northern Ireland Retail Consortium
Alison Williams, Global Head of Data, Dunn Humby
Professor Alan Winters, Professor of Economics and a Fellow and Founding Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory in the University of Sussex
Andrew Ballheimer, Former Global Managing Partner of Allen & Overy (Legal Services)
Dr Geoff Mackey, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, BASF
Rosemary Squire, CEO, Trafalgar Entertainment
Tamara Cincik, Founder and CEO, Fashion Roundtable
Professor Shearer West, Vice Chancellor, Nottingham University
Advisors to the Commission
David Henig, UK Director at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)