Bolton School Former Pupils

New Year's Honour for Old Girl

Amanda Brooks (Class of 1989) was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to economic growth.

Amanda is currently Director of Controls, Remedies, EU Exit and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at the Department of International Trade (DIT), where she has worked since 2016. She led the creation of the Trade Remedies Authority to protect British businesses from unfair trade after exit from the EU and, most recently, preparations for the UK to take its independent seat at the World Trade Organisation.

Prior to joining DIT, she had spent most of her career in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills where her last role was Director of Innovation. She also worked on industrial strategy and growth policy and was posted to Singapore four years as Deputy High Commissioner and Director of Trade and Investment.

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