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Brexit: UK, EU and the US

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Center for European Studies


Brexit: UK, EU and the US

A Conversation with Antony Phillipson, British Consul General in New York and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America

At the end of March next year, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. This will have a profound impact on the way the country interacts with both Europe and the United States. In these changing times, New York Consul General Antony Phillipson will provide unique insight into how Brexit is currently positioned, and how trade and political relations will evolve between these three regions.

Antony Phillipson was announced as Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for North America in February 2018. He became Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York in November 2017. Phillipson joined the Civil Service in 1993 and began his career in the Department of Trade and Industry where his posts included Private Secretary and then Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State (1996-2000). After four years in the Embassy in Washington as First Secretary, Trade Policy and then Counsellor, Global Issues (2000-2004), he returned to London as the Prime Minister’s Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs (2004-2007). He then moved to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as Head of the Iran Coordination Group (2007-2010). In April 2011 he was appointed High Commissioner to Singapore, a post he held until April 2015 when he returned to London as Director (EU External) in the European and Global Issues Secretariat (EGIS) in the Cabinet Office. After the EU referendum in June 2016, EGIS became the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU). Phillipson served as Director, Trade and Partnerships in DExEU until November 2017 when he assumed his current assignment as Consul General in New York. In February 2018, he was also appointed Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America. He has a degree in modern history from the University of Oxford.

Sponsoring Departments: Center for European Studies; Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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