UK Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative (Economic Affairs) to the United Nations, Geneva
Andrew Staines is the United Kingdom’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative for Economic Affairs in Geneva, also with responsibility for the World Trade Organization (WTO). He has extensive experience in diplomacy, accountancy and the interaction of the two disciplines.
Mr. Staines is a Chartered Accountant by training, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a past winner of the Hewitt Prize, delivered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. His earlier career includes over five years working for Deloitte. Mr. Staines is also a charter holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. He has served as Chairman of the working group to revise the Financial Regulations of the WTO, and as a member of the board of the WTO’s Pension Fund.