Avanti CEO invited to advise the Department for International Trade

Avanti Communications CEO, Kyle Whitehill, has been requested to join the newly formed Telecoms and Technology Trade Advisory Group for the Department for International Trade. Sitting alongside senior executives from Samsung, Facebook and BT, Whitehill will provide strategic and technical consultancy to DIT to help progress the UK’s trade negotiations. With Brexit pending, the Government has selected advisors whose credentials demonstrate they can support the effort to progress negotiations at pace and bring relevant understanding, insight and experience necessary for this complex task.

Their advice will be used to help guide the government’s negotiating position and achieve key industry asks that benefit the UK, including securing new market access on products and agreeing cutting-edge digital trade rules.

Whitehill comments, “It’s an honour to have been invited to represent the satellite communications industry at the highest level and contribute my insight and thinking alongside some of the UK’s top businesspeople. Together we will be working on behalf of everyone in the UK to inform the Government’s negotiating position and help them deliver deals that benefit the whole country.”

Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss said, “This is about bringing business closer to the negotiating table and using their expertise to help secure the best possible deals that deliver jobs and growth across Britain. Talks with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand are entering their crucial latter stages, so it is only right that we step up engagement with vital industries to utilise their technical and strategic expertise.”

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