Investment specialists, United Kingdom

 

David Watson - Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7632 0001

Julianne Davis - Investment Director - Tourism Infrastructure and Agribusiness

Tel: +44 (0)20 7632 0075

Kathleen Devereaux - Senior Investment Manager - Major Infrastructure

Tel: +44 (0)20 7632 0003

Andy Thompson - Senior Investment Manager - Digital Economy

Tel: +44 (0)20 7632 0002

CHRIS COBB - INVESTMENT DIRECTOR – FINTECH & CYBERTECH

Chris Cobb

Tel: +44 (0)20 7632 0002

Chris joined Austrade in October 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil, and relocating to London in February 2019.

At Austrade São Paulo, Chris developed Inward Investment and Trade pipelines and projects in the Agribusiness and Bioenergy sector between Brazil and Australia. In London, he leads Inward Investment and Trade initiatives in the Fintech and Cybersecurity sectors aligned to the UK-Australia Fintech Bridge and Cybersecurity agreements between the Australian-UK governments and industries.

Chris has 20 years’ experience in international investment and trade, previously leading the Regional Team in the British Consulate General, Recife - Brazil, for UKTI (now DIT) 2001-2012. Prior to relocating to Brazil, he was Group Financial Controller for The Property Trust Group Plc in London.

Chris is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA UK), holds Postgraduate Diplomas from Open University UK in Management and Change Management and a Bachelor of Science (Chem Eng & Mgmt Honours) degree from Loughborough University, UK.

David Burrows - Senior Investment Manager - ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, DEFENCE & SPACE

David Burrows

Tel: +44 (0)20 7632 0015

Dave joined Austrade and commenced in his current role, based in London, in February 2019.

Dave has extensive experience in inward investment, including leading the Inward Investment team in Sao Paulo, Brazil for UKTI (now DIT) and managing the Inward Investment team at Oxfordshire County Council, later transferred into OxLEP. He also held inward investment and internationalisation roles at Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP - later absorbed into SEMLEP) as well as serving as Economic Development and Partnerships Manager for Maldon District Council, in Essex.

At Austrade, Dave focuses on Inward Investment in the Advanced Manufacturing, Defence and Space sectors, as well as Critical Minerals (especially related to battery technology) and Cyber Security, where applicable to these sectors.

David holds Bachelor of Arts and BA (Honours) degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business from the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. He also holds a postgraduate diploma obtained during his diplomatic training while working for the Department of Foreign Affairs in South Africa.

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