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Matt Ashworth

Commercial Counsellor, Energy & Infrastructure

Department for International Trade, British Embassy

Matt runs the Energy & Infrastructure teams for the Department of International Trade in China, based in the British Embassy Beijing. His team helps Chinese companies to invest in energy & infrastructure projects in the UK, and support UK companies to access export opportunities with Chinese customers in China and third markets. Matt has a degree in History from Oxford University and an MA in International Relations from the University of Birmingham. He has experience in trade & investment policy, including investment in the energy sector. His career has seen him working in London, Sydney, Brussels and Bucharest. Matt joined the UK Civil Service in 2014, following work in the private sector, and has worked in a number of Government Departments in London. Prior to moving to China, he was based in the Department for International Trade in London, where he led work on investment policy development and multilateral engagement with bodies such as the UN, WTO and OECD.