Andy Burwell joined CBI as International Director in 2020 with significant experience across government, in policy development and working with global business on trade and geopolitics.
Andy leads the CBI’s international and trade teams, helping to inform and shape UK trade, foreign and national security policy. He and his team work with business and government to unleash UK exporting potential and support global business leadership at the forefront of the Global Britain agenda. They lead business input into UK trade negotiations and work with CBI members on the global growth and risk mitigation. Andy is the UK’s business sherpa for the G7 and G20 and collaborates across global business to support UK positions at the WTO and other multilateral organisations.
Prior to the CBI, Andy had an 11 year career across the UK civil service with a focus on international trade, investment, business, and national security. During that time, he spent five years in Hong Kong and China, working with foreign investors and British business to deliver UK growth. He has responsibility for the CBI international offices in China, India, and the US.