David Henig joined the think-tank ECIPE (European Centre for International Political Economy) in April 2018 as Director of the UK Trade Policy Project. Before joining ECIPE David worked on trade and investment issues for the UK Government for a number of years. He was heavily engaged on TTIP for the duration of negotiations, working with both sets of negotiators particularly on regulatory coherence, and discussing issues with governments and stakeholders across the EU. After the UK referendum vote he helped establish the new Department for International Trade, and co-founded the UK Trade Forum, bringing together UK trade policy experts. He previously worked on investment policy, the OECD and international rules based system, China, and regulatory simplification.