Nicola Watkinson leads TheCityUK’s International Trade and Investment team, which provides unique insight and deep expertise into the markets and trade relationships underpinning the UK’s success as a leading global financial centre.
Prior to joining TheCityUK, Nicola was General Manager, The Americas, for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission and Deputy Consul General in New York, where she led a 90-strong team based across North and South America and managed five consulates.
She has previously held senior positions across Asia, Europe and Australia leading international business development for the Australian Government. This includes her roles as Minister Commercial and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, South Asia, in New Delhi, Consul General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Western Europe, in Frankfurt and Global Manager, Investment, in Melbourne. Nicola was the Global Champion for Diversity & Inclusion and sponsored the organisation’s Capability Development. She is a regular presenter on trade and investment policy at academic institutions.