Rebecca Schneider

rebecca schneider

Head of Cross-Cutting Negotiations, EU and International Trade, Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Currently based in: United Kingdom

MPhil Politics: European Politics and Society (2009)

Talk to me about: The UK Civil Service, International Trade, US-UK Affairs, EU Affairs and Trade, & Agriculture

Rebecca is a UK civil servant in the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra). She has previously also served in the Department for International Trade (DIT) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). In each of these roles, she has been at the forefront of developing policy, alongside preparing and leading the UK’s most recent international trade negotiations. 

She has also previously worked at the University of Oxford (Blavatnik School of Government) and in Washington, DC - where she has experience on Capitol Hill, in the US Department for Agriculture, and in a human-rights oriented think-tank. She also coordinated the Project for a United and Strong America’s ‘Setting Priorities for American Leadership: A New National Security Strategy for the United States.’  As a result of her work in Washington, she was named one of the ‘Top 99 under 33’ Foreign Policy Leaders by the Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

At the University of Oxford, she completed an M.Phil in European Politics and Society, with a dissertation on multilateral trade negotiations.

 

If you would like to be put in touch with Rebecca, please contact Annabelle at engagement.manager@stx.ox.ac.uk