Martin Phelan

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Martin Phelan is the International Director for the Department of International Trade in the Northern Powerhouse Taskforce. His primary focus is on developing an effective framework which can deliver more FDI into the North, harnessing the capabilities of local partners and DIT’s extensive overseas network.

Previously, he was Director of trade and investment for Iberia, based in Madrid and responsible for assisting market access into Spain & Portugal for UK companies and attracting inward investment from Iberia into the UK.

Previously he was Director for Investment, based in our London and responsible for DIT’s global inward investment operations. He has also worked directly on a number of major inward investment projects, including leading multi-disciplinary project teams drawn from the UK and overseas, the private sector and other government agency stakeholders.

He currently lives near Harrogate, N Yorkshire and has 4 children.