Introduction: New Consul-General, Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

British Consul-General, New York and Director-General, Trade & Investment USA

Danny was appointed British Consul-General, New York in July 2011 and has responsibility for promoting the UK’s economic, foreign policy and national security priorities.  Danny is on the Board of UK Trade & Investment, the economic development agency for the British Government, and leads its operations across the USA.

Prior to joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Danny enjoyed a varied career in the UK’s public and private sectors.  From 2009 to 2011, Danny worked for the London Development Agency, the Mayor of London’s economic development arm, as Group Director for Business Support and Promotion.  During this time Danny was responsible for creating ‘London & Partners’, the UK capital’s promotional agency for business, visitors and students and was its inaugural CEO.

From 2006 to 2009, Danny was Managing Director, Marketing & Communications at UK Trade & Investment where he was responsible for delivering a new marketing strategy to promote and showcase the UK economy internationally.

Previously Danny worked at Barclays Bank for ten years, where he held a number of senior international positions, including Director of Business Banking USA in New York, Head of Inward Investment in London and Business Development Director in India.

Danny holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and a Masters in International Economics and Finance from the University of Essex.

Danny is recently engaged to his Australian partner Susan and is a big running, tennis, football (soccer) and Formula 1 fan.

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