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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Roundtable Discussion with Ceri Morgan on US-UK trade and impact of Brexit on UK Agriculture

Date(s): January 23, 2020

Time: 10:30 AM  EST - 11:30 AM  EST

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and the Washington Agricultural Roundtable invite you to an off the record roundtable discussion with Ceri Morgan, Deputy Director of the Global Trade Negotiations team in the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Deputy Director Morgan will provide an overview of the key trade issues facing the UK agriculture sector, the U.S.-UK trade relationship and implications of Brexit for the UK food and agriculture sector.


  • Ceri Morgan, Deputy Director of Global Trade Negotiations, UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs’ EU and International Trade Directorate
Ceri Morgan leads the Global Trade Negotiations team in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), where she and the team lead negotiations on the agri-food and SPS elements of the UK’s trade agreements, amongst other responsibilities. Prior to her current position, Ceri led Defra’s EU strategy and negotiations team. 

Growing up in a farming family gave Ceri an appreciation for agricultural producers, processors, and the needs of rural communities. Ceri started her career in the civil service working with coastal farming and fishing communities and has worked in a number of departments leading the delivery of diverse and high profile projects.  

Before working in agricultural trade policy, Ceri took a sabbatical from government service to spend time as Executive Director of the British Film Institute, developing the economic strategies for film and television representations of the UK. In this role, Ceri participated in film policy discussions around the world helping prepare her, mentally and physically, for the global travel demands of a career in international trade. Ceri has also served as director of a £150 million major infrastructure project in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, negotiating and delivering mobile phone signal coverage across rural and remote areas of the UK. 

Moderated By:
  • Lorraine Riffle Hawley, Senior Director, International Government Relations, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

Lorraine Riffle Hawley joined ADM in August 2011, and in her capacity as Senior Director for International Government Relations, Hawley manages government relations in markets where ADM operates around the globe. Hawley is based in ADM’s 
Washington, D.C. government relations office.
Prior to joining ADM, Hawley held several government relations positions at Chevron Corporation from 2002 until 2011 where shemanaged portfolios including those related to Africa, Europe, and Asia. While at Chevron, Hawley was nominated to participate in the U.S. Department of State Franklin Fellows Program. While
serving as a Franklin Fellow, Hawley worked in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs Office of Economic Policy.  

Hawley began her career in marketing for Chevron Corporation 
in 1999 where she was based in Chevron’s Atlanta office.
Hawley represents ADM as Co-Chair of the U.S. China Agriculture and Food Partnership. Hawley also serves on the board of directors
of the U.S. Poland Business Council, the American Romanian Business Council, the American Central Eastern European Business Association, and the U.S. Ukraine Business Council as a member of the Executive Committee. Lorraine is also a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council of the U.S. ASEAN Business Council.
Hawley represents ADM as a cleared advisor on the Industry
Trade Advisory Committee for Customs Matters and Trade
Facilitation. The industry advisors serving on the ITACs provide 
valuable input as the Administration advances its trade agenda toimprove economic opportunities for America's
businesses, workers, and consumers.

Embassy of the United Kingdom 
3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Note: Please arrive early to allow enough time for security check. Government-issues ID will be required for entry.

Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line)

Members: Free
Non-members: $25

Note: Ag Roundtable members can register at the WIIT member rate of $0 . Please click on “Non Member Registration” and follow prompts.

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