Hearings: Inquiry into the UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative 2016-07-18T16:18:00+00:00

 

Tuesday, 12 July, 2016

 

Inquiry Committee Members attended

Lord Stephen Green, Lord Paul Boateng

 

Format of hearings

10 minutes speech from each participant, followed by Q&A with Committee Members

10:30 – 12:45, Interview Room, Norman Shaw North

  • Dr. David Luke, Director of Africa Trade Policy Centre, UNECA
  • Mr. Bimal Kantaria, Board Director, Kenya Association of Manufacturers
  • Dr. Mohammad Razzaque, Adviser & Head, International Trade Policy, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Mr. Michael Johnson, former trade negotiator for the UK government
  • Ms. Ana Gallo-Alvarez, Managing Director, GlobeChange Strategies, former Senior Director, Dechert LLP
  • Prof. Jim Rollo, Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex
  • Dr. Christopher Stevens, Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute

 


 

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

 

Inquiry Committee Members attended

Lord Stephen Green, Mr. Ali Mufuruki, Ambassador Darlington Mwape, Prof. Myles Wickstead

 

Format of the hearings

5 minutes speech from each participant, followed by Q&A with Committee Members

 

Morning Hearing

10:00 – 13:00, Committee Room 4, House of Lords

  • Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Former Secretary of State for International Development 2010-12
  • Mr. Jean-Louis Billon, Minister, Ministry of Commerce, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Dr. Patrick Gomes, Secretary General of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group
  • Mr. Taffere Tesfachew, Director of Africa Division, UNCTAD
  • Dr. David Luke, Director of Africa Trade Policy Centre, UNECA
  • Mr. Paul Walters, Deputy Director, Joint DFID-BIS-FCO Trade Policy Unit
  • Mr. Harry Hagan, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Division, DFID
  • Ms Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, UNCTAD-WTO International Trade Centre
  • Mr. Frank Matsaert, CEO, TradeMark East Africa
  • Mr. Brian Count, Chairman, InfraCo Africa

 

Afternoon Hearing

14:30 – 16:30, Committee Room 18, House of Commons

  • Dr. Paul Brenton, Trade Practice Leader in the Africa Region, World Bank
  • Dr. Maximiliano Mendez-Parra, Research Fellow, ODI
  • Ms. Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director, tralac
  • Prof. Jim Rollo, Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex
  • Mr. Oliver Everett, CEO, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council
  • Mr. Ian Randall, Chairman, Wasafiri Consulting; Advisor, Grow Africa
  • Mr. Ron Layton, CEO, Light Years IP
  • Dr. Jodie Keane, Economic Advisor, Trade Division, Commonwealth Secretariat

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