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Global affairs specialist to take charge at LCCI

by LLB Reporter
6th Jan 20 12:11 pm

With the UK set to leave the EU this month and focus turning to the trade negotiations with Brussels and others around the globe, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has appointed an international affairs specialist as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Richard Burge joins LCCI from his most recent position as Senior Advisor on Diplomatic Engagement for the City of London Corporation.

Before the Corporation role he was CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council from 2017-2019.  Before that, for eight years he was CEO of Wilton Park – a Foreign and Commonwealth Office agency for conciliation and dialogue on global issues.

During his career Richard has worked in over 60 countries, including serving for ten years with the British Council in Africa and the Middle East.

Domestically, his experience includes high profile roles as Director General of the Zoological Society of London and CEO of the Countryside Alliance.

Richard Burge, LCCI Chief Executive-designate said, “I am excited to be joining LCCI at a critical time for London and UK business.

It’s vital that London, its businesses and stakeholders continue to use their collective strength to drive the capital and the UK forward.

I hope to use my London, UK and global experience to further LCCI’s renowned reputation for representing the interests of London business both domestically and internationally.”

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