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Catherine Graham

Divisional Manager of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Economic Division

Catherine is currently Divisional Manager of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Economic Division.

She has over twenty years of experience in both the public and private sector. In the public sector Catherine has worked at the Ministry of Education, Ministry for Primary Industries and MFAT, including a posting to New Zealand's embassy in Moscow with MFAT. Also with MFAT, Catherine spent 8 years working on trade negotiations including the WTO Doha Round and various Free Trade Agreements.

In the private sector Catherine has been a manager at PwC working in performance improvement (2004-6), and spent 4 years as GM Trade Strategy for Fonterra. Catherine has a BA(Hons) in International Relations and a BCA in Economics and Public Policy.

Session

9:05 – 9:40 am

Nz’s Reality with International Trade Risks and MFAT’s Approach to our Negotiations

What are the trade risks and what we can do about them? Dark clouds are gathering in international trade circles, with tariff wars between the US and China, a messy Brexit and the WTO disputes system under threat from the US failing to approve of new appellant judges. What does this mean for New Zealand exporters and what is MFAT doing to manage these risks?