Liam Fox 

U.K. Secretatry of State for International Trade

Liam Fox was appointed Secretary of State for International Trade on 13 July 2016. He was elected as the Conservative MP for North Somerset in 1992.  Before his political career, Liam attended school at St Bride’s High School before studying medicine at the University of Glasgow Medical School, graduating with MB ChB degrees in 1983. Liam held several ministerial roles in John Major’s Conservative government. He served as Constitutional Affairs Spokesman (1998-1999), Shadow Health Secretary (1999-2003), Conservative Party chairman (2003-05), Shadow Foreign Secretary (2005) and Shadow Defence Secretary (2005-10). In 2010, he was appointed Secretary of State for Defence, a position from which he resigned on 14 October 2011.  In his role now as the Secretary of State, Liam has overall responsibility for the business of the department.
The Secretary of State is the Departmental lead on trade and investment promotion in the defence and security sector.

Rob Cox 

Global Editor, Reuters Breakingviews

Rob Cox helped found in 2000 in London. From 2004 he spearheaded the publication’s expansion in the United States and edited daily Breakingviews columns in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Rob has worked as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo. Rob was named editor in chief of Breakingviews in December 2012, three years after it was acquired by Thomson Reuters. Rob is a frequent contributor to CNBC and has written opinion pieces on a variety of subjects for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today and other publications. Rob graduated from Columbia University’s Journalism School and the University of Vermont.