Business and Trade Department announces new Trade Remedies Chair
The Department for Business and Trade announces the new Chair of the Trade Remedies Authority
The Department of Business and Trade has today (11 January 2024) announced the appointment of Nick Baird CMG CVO as the new Chair of the Trade Remedies Authority, for an initial term of three years.
Nick, Chair of the charity Carers UK, is succeeding Simon Walker CBE who stepped down in August 2023 after three years in the position.
Nick has extensive government experience. From September 2011 to December 2013, Nick served as Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). Prior to this Nick worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, serving as Director General for Europe and Globalisation from 2009 to 2011, and Ambassador to Turkey from 2006 to 2009.
After leaving UKTI, from March 2014 to May 2022, Nick served as Group Corporate Affairs Director at Centrica, a UK energy services and solutions provider. More recently, Nick has worked as a freelance Policy and Communications Consultant.
The Trade Remedies Authority is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business and Trade. It investigates whether new trade remedies are needed to prevent injury to UK industries caused by unfair trading practices and makes recommendations on appropriate measures to preserve UK economic interests.