Speaker Details

Andrew Kuyk

Director General,
Provision Trade Federation

Andrew was appointed Director General of the Provision Trade Federation in April 2016. PTF represents processors and traders in a range of staple dairy, meat and fishery products, which together account for around £24 billion a year (or around 20%) of UK household expenditure on food. Andrew was previously Director of Sustainability at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), leading work on resource efficiency, food security and climate change. Prior to that he was a career civil servant, dealing with a range of food, agricultural, trade and environmental issues.  Andrew has extensive experience of EU and international negotiations in most of those roles, including postings to the UK Permanent Representation (UKREP) in Brussels and to the British Embassy in Paris. Andrew has a degree in modern languages from Cambridge University and also studied at the Ecole Nationale d’Adiministration (ENA) in Paris. He was awarded a CBE in 2006.