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Special representative for the City to the EU

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​Jeremy Browne

The City of London Corporation appointed Jeremy Browne, former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, as the Special Representative for the City to the EU in September 2015.

The Special Representative represents the City's financial and professional service industry in engaging with the EU institutions and across the EU Members States.

His remit includes:

  • Ensuring the voice of financial and professional services firms is heard in helping to shape the future relationship between the UK and the EU, as well as relevant EU financial services and related policy. This includes frequently visiting Brussels and all EU Member States.​
  • Providing insight to senior leaders of financial and professional services firms on EU policy development.
  • Explaining the value to senior EU opinion formers of London's role as Europe's international financial centre and how this supports EU-wide economic growth and job creation.
  • Influencing the development of relevant EU financial services and related policy dossiers.

The Corporation has had a dedicated office in Brussels since 2004 with the purpose of working with a wide range of financial and professional services firms and policymakers in the European Commission, European Parliament, EU institutions and other EU capitals.

Biography

Jeremy held the position of:

  • Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2010-12)
  • Minister of State in the Home Office (2012-13)
  • Member of Parliament (2005-15)

Special Representative for the City

Jeremy is the Special Representative for the City to the Europe Union. His role is to represent the UK based financial and professional services sectors at the highest levels in Brussels and in EU Member States, with policy makers, regulators, central bankers, MEPs, commissioners and officials, national governments and other key opinion formers. He covers a range of EU issues including the UK EU Referendum and the Capital Markets Union.

Political career

Jeremy was previously a member of the British Government. He was Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (with responsibility for British relations with Asia and Latin America) and in the Home Office (with responsibility for Crime Prevention). He was the Member of Parliament for Taunton (2005-2015).

Education

The son of a diplomat, Jeremy was born in London and grew up in a number of countries including Belgium, Iran and Zimbabwe. He attended Nottingham University where he was president of the Student’s Union. He is now an international advisor and Honorary Professor of International Relations at the University.

Personal life

Jeremy lives with his partner Rachel and their daughter Molly in London. His interests include supporting Queens Park Rangers, American Politics and twentieth century art.

Published:
29 April 2016
Last Modified:
29 September 2017

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