Ph.D. modern history, Cambridge University
· Peterhouse College full scholarship and research fellowship.
B.A. history and economics, first class honours, Dalhousie University
· Dalhousie University full scholarship; Stirling University exchange scholarship; Governor General’s Academic Medal.
World Trade Organization
Head, policy development and strategic planning 2013 – present
· Overseeing the launch of global investment negotiations; the design of a WTO “single window” for accessing global trade rules and regulations; and the development of proposals for reforming the negotiating machinery of the WTO.
· Represents the WTO at G20 Sherpa and Trade and Investment Working Group meetings, as well as trade and investment-related meetings of the BRICS group.
Coordinator, Aid-for-Trade 2006 – 2012
· Designed and lead the WTO’s Aid-for-Trade initiative (mobilizing international organizations, regional development banks, and national aid agencies to build trade-related infrastructure and capacity in developing countries).
Representative to the IMF and World Bank 2001 – 2005
· Negotiated co-operation agreements with the IMF and World Bank.
· Helped design the Integrated Framework for Least Developed Countries (multi-donor program to help LDCs benefit from the global trading system) and the IMF’s Trade Integration Mechanism (loans to help developing countries adjust to global trade liberalization).
Principle Advisor in the Director General’s Cabinet 1996 – 2001
· Provided policy advice on key trade issues, including the launch of the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations and the accession of China to the WTO.
· Wrote the Director-General’s key speeches and op-ed articles (published in the Financial Times, The Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, The New York Times, and The Times).
· Wrote the Director-General’s key speeches and op-ed articles (published in the Economist, the Financial Times, The Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, The New York Times, and The Times).
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada
Senior Policy Advisor to two Trade Ministers 1993 – 1996
· Oversaw policy development, communications strategy, and liaison with the Prime Minister’s Office.
· Wrote the ministers’ key speeches and op-ed articles (published in The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, The New York Times, The Toronto Star).
· Adjunct Professor, International University in Geneva, 2009-2014.
· Guest lecturer at Cambridge University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Georgetown University, Macalester College, University College London, University of Toronto, and Warwick University.
· Keynote speaker at the British-North American Committee, the Carnegie Council, Chatham House, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Strategy Institute, the Overseas Development Institute, the Peterson Institute, TVO’s Big Ideas, and as well as in an official capacity at the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank, and the OECD.
· United States International Visitors Program (1996); British Council’s Networking Europe Programme (1999, 2000); European Union Visitors Programme (2002).
· Contributor to the Canadian International Council’s foreign policy panel and report, Open Canada: A Global Positioning Strategy for a Networked Age, 2010.
· Regular commentator on Dukascopy Financial Television (Geneva, London, and Riga).
· The Evolution of the Multilateral Trading System, 1918 – 1995, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming).
· Contributor to Bilan, the Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, the LRC, the South China Morning Post, The Straits Times, the Toronto Star, and the ‘Roundtable’ blog of Open Canada.