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Sir Martin Donnelly



Sir Martin Donnelly has enjoyed a varied and exceptional career in the British civil service. Starting in H.M. Treasury, Sir Martin then held senior posts in Brussels and Paris before becoming Director-General for Economics in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). In 2010 he was acting head of the FCO, before spending six years as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills. Most recently, he was Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Trade during the initial Brexit negotiations.

Sir Martin has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, a Postgraduate Diploma in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, and is a graduate of Ecole National d’Administration, Paris.  

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