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Northumbria academic to advise the Government

26th March 2018

Dr. Roseline Wanjiru from Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School has been appointed to the UK Government’s Export Guarantees Advisory Council.

As part of her high-profile role, Roseline will advise the Secretary of State for International Trade on UK export finance operations. This will include environmental, social and human rights risks, as well as sustainable lending, compliance and transparency considerations.

The work of the Export Guarantees Advisory Council ensures that viable UK exporters have sufficient access to finance or insurance beyond the private market. It also provides finance and insurance to help exporters win, fulfil and receive payment for export contracts.

Dr. Wanjiru is a senior lecturer and Programme Leader for Business with International Management and Business with Economics at Newcastle Business School. She holds a PhD from the University of Leeds and has interdisciplinary research interests in economic development, trade and industrial policy, foreign direct investment and innovation strategies.

Commenting on her appointment she said: “The government has an ambitious trade agenda, and the Export Guarantees Advisory Council plays a vital role providing policy advice to ministers as they look to realise this agenda. I look forward to playing a part in ensuring best practice in trade finance support for the UK’s exporters.”

Professor John Wilson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Business and Law at Northumbria, added: “This is a prestigious and well deserved appointment for Roseline, and for Newcastle Business School. Her deep knowledge and more than 20 years of experience in this sector also benefits our students by enriching their learning experience, and in turn enhancing their career prospects.”

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