Richard Parry

Head of Experience Economy Sector Team
UK Trade & Investment

Richard Parry

Head of Experience Economy Sector Team
UK Trade & Investment

Biography

After completing a degree in linguistics, Richard Parry embarked on a short career as a freelance writer, contributing to a variety of titles including Business Traveller, The Dallas Morning News, numerous in-flight magazines and Judy. ¬†On the advice of his increasingly hungry cat, he took up a short term posting in the Civil Service – many, many years later, he’s still there. Richard has worked in export promotion throughout his “career”. Highlights include masterminding the UK’s unsuccessful bid to build an underground railway in Guangzhou; seven years heading the DTI team responsible for trade with the Gulf; being – ironically – responsible for UKTI’s engagement with the education sector and, now, being the only person in Whitehall with the word “attractions industry” on his business card.

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