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WIG Breakfast Briefing with Katrina Williams, Director-General for International and Borders, Defra

Author WIG Date 10 Mar 2022

A recording of the WIG Breakfast Briefing with Katrina Williams, Director-General for International and Borders, Defra on 10 March

Theme(s)

Environment and climate change

Trade and international affairs

We were delighted to welcome Katrina Williams, the Director-General for International and Borders at Defra, for a WIG Breakfast Briefing to share insights into this new role.

 

Join us online for your opportunity to:

  • Learn more about priorities for her team at Defra, and major policy focusses for the coming 12 months, as we reflect on the commitments made at COP26 and look ahead to new trading agreements 
  • Explore how collaboration across broader public, private and not for profit sectors can support a UK wide approach to trade that is both ‘green’ and sustainable.

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Speaker at the Event

Katrina joined Defra on 7 June 2021 in a new role of Director General (DG) for International and Borders. She joins Defra from the Scottish government, where she was DG for External Affairs. Before this, she was Defra’s Deputy Ambassador to the EU from 2017. Katrina has held DG roles before at: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) She has also worked for the Department of Trade and Industry, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office. Katrina has served twice in the UK’s Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels.

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