The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in the UK has hired John Carroll to lead its new trade and investment policy programme.

In his role, Carroll will lead the programme in influencing policy to bring concrete improvements to cross-border trade facilitation and investment, as well as raising awareness of the benefits that international trade can bring to businesses.

“The ICC governs international trade and this programme empowers UK companies to shape trade and investment policy on a truly global level and influence the multilateral trading system, allowing companies to trade and invest across borders – a vital driver of global economic growth,” Carroll comments.

Carroll brings to the position his experience as head of product management and international business at Santander UK, as well as past roles across the international payments and trade areas across the world.

The programme comprises trade experts and business representatives from across a range of sectors, company sizes and locations. It provides a forum for UK business experts to examine trade and investment policy issues and draw up policy recommendations for governments and international organisations, which then reach the ICC’s global trade and investment policy commission.