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Trade Lib Network Executive Director Appointed

Appointment Of New Executive Director For Trade Liberalisation Network Inc

The Chairman of the Trade Liberalisation Network, Brian Lynch, has announced the appointment of Ms Suse Reynolds as Executive Director. Ms Reynolds succeeds Stephen Jacobi who has become chief executive of the Forest Industries Council.

Ms Reynolds has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree, and a Bachelor of Law with honours majoring in international trade law. She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1992 as an advisor on international trade law; was seconded to the parliamentary office of former Deputy Prime Minister Don McKinnon from 1994 to 1997;and from 1997 to 2000 held a senior diplomatic post at the New Zealand High Commission, London, specializing in economic and trade work.

“The TLN Board is delighted to have obtained a person with Suse’ abilities and experience as Executive Director,” said Mr Lynch.” Suse combines an impressive practical background in international trade forums with excellent communication skills. She is very familiar with the New Zealand business perspective on trade matters. The Board and I are confident Suse is admirably qualified to maintain TLNs high profile on trade reform issues. She will bring fresh energy and original ideas to the public debate in New Zealand of the value to this country of an open, rules-based global trading system.”

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