Retiring chief executive of manufacturers’ organisation the EEF, Terry Scuoler is the new chair of the Institute of Export and International Trade.
His appointment was announced shortly before the culmination of Scuoler’s tenure at the EEF at the end of this month.
He commented: “Exporting is the lifeblood of UK manufacturing and vital to our economic growth. There has never been a more important time to drive our performance in growing global markets and I am delighted to take up this position at such a crucial period.
“I have been fortunate to spend considerable time in overseas markets, working closely with European partners in particular, and I look forward to helping the Institute help drive export growth.”
We are delighted to have secured someone with Terry’s undoubted political and commercial expertise in overseas markets
Lesley Bachelor, director general, Institute of Export and International Trade
The institute promotes professional standards in international trade management and export practice through education, training and practical business support services.
Its role is likely to gain increasing profile as Britain prepares for Brexit and a lengthy series of global trade negotiations.
Scuoler’s substantial experience in the international arena was key to his appointment. In addition to his EEF role he has also occupied leading positions at BAE Systems and Ferranti Technologies.
Additionally, he was chair of CEEMET, the European Manufacturers’ Body from July 2014 to earlier this year.
Lesley Bachelor, director general of the Institute of Export, said:
“We are delighted to have secured someone with Terry’s undoubted political and commercial expertise in overseas markets to help drive our strategy forward.
"The need to grow our exports is right at the top of the political agenda and Terry will bring a wealth of expertise from working with Government in London and Brussels during his period with EEF.”